General traffic advice - Waikato - Waikato
"Police News Alert Issued *** 11.50am, February 6th
Police urge motorists to be
Waikato Police are asking motorists in
the District to exercise care and patience on the roads.
Waitangi Day has seen a significant increase in traffic
volumes particularly on State Highway 2, State Highway 27
and State Highway 1.
Senior Sergeant Andrew O'Reilly
advises that motorists can expect delays in travelling
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