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Motorists urged to avoid non-essential travel in Dunedin area


The Transport Agency says if people don’t have to travel today they should stay put, with flooding continuing to worsen on many local roads and highways in and around Dunedin.

Continuous heavy rain over  the last 12 hours that show little sign of abating, has caused widespread flooding on many roads in Dunedin and Mosgiel making driving conditions treacherous.

The following highways in Dunedin are affected by flooding;

  • The northbound lanes of the SH 1 southern motorway between Saddle Hill and Lookout Point Road are closed. A detour is available through Green Island
  • The southbound the motorway is down to one lane between the Burnside over bridge and the Green Island On Ramp
  • State highway 87 through the main street of Mosgiel is closed. Local road detours are available.

Extensive surface water means traffic on the southern motorway out of Dunedin is moving very slowly.

There will be a further update at 4pm.


For the latest on highway conditions go to link) or phone 0800 44 44 49.