The rain has abated in Kaikoura today and the inland road via Waiau and Mt Lyford is open again. Road crews, geotechnical and scaling teams have worked long hours in the past few days and the Transport Agency thanks the community for patience in difficult circumstances.
The NZ Transport Agency is urging people to take extra care on the roads and to check for the latest conditions before travelling with flooding, slips and wash outs affecting state highways across the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel.
The NZ Transport Agency is urging people to take extra care on the roads and to check for the latest conditions before travelling with more than a dozen full or partial closures in place on state highways as a result of flooding and slips.
Drivers are being advised to expect delays on State Highway 1 near Tirau for the next several days while emergency works are carried out after a tomo, or underground cavity, was discovered under the highway yesterday.