The Transport Agency is advising motorists that State Highway 11 is closed near Paihia due to power lines falling onto the highway
Emergency services and the power company are on site but it’s expected to take several more hours before the lines are cleared and the road is opened again.
Motorists traveling north are advised to follow SH1 through Kawakawa and Moerewa rather than turning onto SH11.
Those heading south out of Paihia should follow SH11 through Haruru and Oromahoe.
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