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Road closures and driving advice for Northland

Road closures and driving advice for Northland


Northland Police advise that surface flooding has blocked a number of major roads in the North:

State Highway One at Akerama (near Towai)
No close diversion is available
Trucks and heavy vehicles should delay travel at this stage until further notified
The waters at still rising and the road may be impassable in the near future.

Mangakahia Road
Blocked somewhere North of Oputeke Rd

State Highway 11, Lemons Hill (the Kawakawa Side)
Paihia is still accessible via Puketona Road

State Highway One at Rangiahua
The single lane bridge is flooded. No diversion is available close by, travellers coming south from Kaitaia should use state highway ten.

State Highway 12, Taheke
No diversion is known at this time
Blocked to trucks only however the waters at still rising and the road may be impassable in the near future.

There are many other blockages on minor town roads. We are asking for the public to remain vigilant and take extreme care when driving. Non-essential trips should be delayed.

Roading contractors, local Councils and the Fire Service are working hard to reopen the roads as quickly as possible.

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