Northland State Highways – Weather Update

Waka Kotahi is urging Northland drivers to plan ahead, check for the latest conditions and avoid non-essential travel with closures and restrictions in place at several locations due to slips, debris and flooding.

Closures are currently in place at:

  • SH1 Hikurangi (trees down the road – detour via Hikurangi bypass)
  • SH1 Rangiahua (flooding – standard detour is via SH10 which is also closed to Kaeo so there is limited road access to the Far North at this time)
  • SH10 Kaeo (flood).

Restrictions, with one lane open at:

  • SH1 Mangamuka Gorge (slides and tree branches on the road)

With current conditions, road access to the Far North is limited and rain is expected to continue for the rest of the day. Waka Kotahi is urging people to avoid non-essential travel to the region.

Waka Kotahi is monitoring conditions closely and will reassess the state of the national highways as the weather develops.

If you must hit the roads, check the latest conditions before you go, at Waka Kotahi Journeys.

People should also keep up to date with the latest weather information on MetService Warnings and Watches

Keep up to date with:

Traffic updates: journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic

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