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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