Rockfall on State Highway Two, Karangahake Gorge
"Rockfall on State Highway Two, Karangahake
Motorists are being advised of traffic delays on SH
2 near the Karangahake Gorge following rock fall.
crashed into the rock fall at around 2.45pm.
was not injured and the car will be towed from the scene.
The eastbound lane of the road is closed but is expected
to reopen shortly (within the next five minutes).
fall is being cleared from the road.
Traffic has built up
in the area and drivers are being asked to be patient and
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