Flash floods in Auckland
Auckland Police are advising
motorists be mindful of flash flooding on several routes in
and around the city due to heavy downpours in the last hour.
Where motorists are already in transit, they should drive
to the conditions by slowing down, use headlights and
increase following distances.
"Most of all, motorists
should be patient and expect journeys to take a little
longer than usual this afternoon but, if you don't have to
drive anywhere, don't," Inspector Gavin MacDonald of
Auckland City Police said.
New Zealand Transport Agency
has advised that State Highway 18 between Brigham Creek and
Greenhithe Rds is closed due to debris on the road.
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