Flooding - Road Closure - SH25
Police News Alert Issued **** 2.50pm, 29 December
"Flooding - Road Closure - SH25 & Hot Water
Beach Road, Whenuakite. - National Alerts"
Due to flooding
at the intersection of State Highway 25 and Hot Water Beach
Road, Whenuakite, the intersection is now closed to all
High tide is due at around 4:30pm and the
flooding is likely to increase.
The intersection will
remain in closed, including the affected area, until
approximately 7:00pm this evening.
Police advice to all
motorists is to avoid the area and to take an alternative
route or delay your travel.
The affected area is
approximately half-way between Tairua and Whitianga.
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