Slip in Karangahake Gorge

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Bridge crossing the Ohinemuri River at Waitawheta connecting to SH2 in the Karangahake Gorge. Photo/Supplied
Bridge crossing the Ohinemuri River at Waitawheta connecting to SH2 in the Karangahake Gorge. Photo/Supplied

Police are asking motorist to avoid unnecessary travel after a slip on State Highway 2 in Karangahake Gorge, was causing significant delays.

Emergency services have assisted multiple drivers with removing their cars after they have got stuck trying to drive through flooded waters.

SH 25 was closed near the intersection of Hikuai Settlement Rd due to flooding, and no diversions into Pauanui were available.

There was also a slip on SH3 at Mokau River.

Many other roads were flooded, including Kopu-Hikuai Rd and the Kauaeranga Valley Rd, so all unnecessary travel should be avoided.

During this poor weather, Police remind motorists to exercise caution - keep speeds down, maintain a safe following distance, and avoid driving through any flooded areas.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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