Gisborne Council urges residents not to move closed road signs

Mata Rd north of Gisborne is one of the roads currently closed off by the council. Photo / Gisborne District Council
Mata Rd north of Gisborne is one of the roads currently closed off by the council. Photo / Gisborne District Council

Gisborne District Council has reminded residents "closed means closed" after closed road signs were removed from roads made dangerous by recent heavy rain.

In a Facebook post the council said: "We urge you not to drive on roads that are sign posted as closed - they've been for major safety reasons.

"Some people have been removing the closed signs, showing a blatant disregard not only for their safety, but for other road users.

"Heavy vehicles on these roads can also do more damage, which may increase the cost and repair time."

Another view of Mata Rd currently. Photo / Gisborne District Council
Another view of Mata Rd currently. Photo / Gisborne District Council

MetService has a heavy rain warning in place for Gisborne and a further watch in place for north of Gisborne.

"Our contractors are out there working hard and prioritising work so they can get the roads open as soon as we can," the council said in its post.

"Please be patient."

- NZ Herald

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