SH1 closed south of Tirau
State Highway 1 is closed both ways due to the road being
blocked by power lines near Tirau.
Police received a
report at about 8:50pm of a tree and power pole down on the
The blockage is about a kilometre south of the Tirau
The road is expected to be closed for some
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