Rock fall warning after East Coast magnitude 7.1 earthquake

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There is a rock fall warning for roads in the Eastern Bay of Plenty following this morning's earthquakes. Photo/File
There is a rock fall warning for roads in the Eastern Bay of Plenty following this morning's earthquakes. Photo/File

The New Zealand Transport Agency is asking motorists in the Eastern Bay of Plenty to be aware of the risk of rock-falls and slips after the earthquake and aftershocks this morning.

Contractors have been out monitoring and surveying the highway network.

No damage or rock-falls have been reported.

Aftershocks are bringing an increased risk of rock-fall and slips at the following parts of the state highway network:

-SH2 Waioeka Gorge
-SH2 Waimana Gorge
- SH35 Maraenui
-SH35 Motu Bluffs.
-SH35 Hawai to Te Kaha

The Transport Agency advises motorists to plan their journey, check weather and road conditions and choose the safest route possible if you have the option.

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