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Police advise caution on the roads

Police advise caution on the roads

Please attribute to Inspector Peter McKennie, Manager: Operations, Road Policing:

Police are reminding the public to take care as Cyclone Gita crosses the country today, particularly on the roads.

Motorists in affected areas are urged to drive to the conditions.

If you must travel, allow more time for your journey as you’ll need to reduce your speed and increase following distances.

People should also be aware of high winds and possible debris on the road.

Motorists are encouraged to check road updates from NZTA prior to travel.

Police districts will continue to monitor the weather situation and are ready to assist Civil Defence and other agencies should there be the need.

Please stay safe and follow advice from Civil Defence, NZTA and your local council.

ENDS

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