Police are urging drivers on the roads, particularly in the north, to drive with care and to the conditions.

As a result of rain and strong wind, there are a number of trees down across roads.

Many roads are scattered with debris and caution is needed in particularly on SH14 between Whangarei and Dargaville.

* We hope Northlanders made it through the night without too much damage. Send us through photos of what it's like at your place as a result of Cyclone Lusi this morning - reporters@northernadvocate.co.nz