Flooding: State Highway 29 Tauranga
State Highway 29
11 June 2014 - 4:49pm
Bay of Plenty
State Highway 29 at
Poike, Tauranga is flooded and impassable.
Traffic in the
area is heavily congested.
Flooding is not expected to
recede until after high tide, which is due at
Contractors are working to deploy warning signs
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