North Island roading update


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is continuing to urge all road users to adjust their driving to the conditions over the coming days, especially in flood affected areas.

Our priority is ensuring all road users safely get to where they’re going. Please expect the unexpected and be alert for any more surface flooding, slips or debris. That means slowing down, increasing following distances, switching headlights on and watching for flooding and other debris on the road.

Other State Highway closures as of 7.30am:

Northland region

SH1 Brynderwyn to Waipu

This stretch of road remains closed from the SH12 intersection to Waipu.

Motorists should expect delays with a detour via Waipu / Mangawhai. Slips have now been cleared but the risk of further slips means the road will remain closed for now.

Auckland region

SH 1 Hibiscus Coast Hwy On-ramp Northbound 

Due to damage to the road surface, the Hibiscus Coast Hwy on-ramp to SH1 is closed. Motorists are advised to consider alternate routes.

Waikato / Coromandel region

SH 23 Whatawhata 

Due to a slip on SH23 west of Glentui Lane, the road is closed. An assessment will be undertaken early this morning. Please allow extra time for the detour (not available to High Productivity Motor Vehicles).

SH 25 Ruamahunga 

Due to a rock fall between Waiomu and Ruamahunga, the road is closed. Traffic management is on site, motorists are advised to avoid the area or delay their journey.

SH25A Kopu to Hikuai

The highway remains closed until further notice following a large section of road collapsing  over the weekend,

The Tapu-Coroglen and 309 roads are also closed. Detour is State Highway 2 via Karangahake Gorge.

The gorge remains open however we are closely monitoring for any signs of flooding. It may close at short notice.

Please check road and weather conditions before your journey

For more information on the Auckland storm event