Wet roads and windy conditions - Take extra care
Location: Lower North Island and Wellington
Wet roads and windy conditions - Take
Short description: Wet roads and windy
conditions - Take extra care
ask drivers to exercise extra care on the roads today.
There has been overnight rain in the Lower North Island
causing roads to be slippery with some minor surface
There is low mist in Wellington at present
meaning limited visibility.
And Police have reports of
high winds on the Desert Road and we ask all drivers to
drive to the conditions
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
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