Snow and sleet affecting travel – take care and check latest conditions before travelling


The NZ Transport Agency is urging drivers to take care and keep themselves informed of the latest conditions with winter weather continuing to affect roads in several parts of the country.

Snow and sleet are making conditions treacherous in many parts of the country, and highways may be closed by contractors as needed.

Drivers are advised to check the latest conditions on-line before travelling, at link).

Drivers in Auckland should also be aware that the Northwestern Motorway (SH16) is closed in both directions north of Kumeu due to a truck versus truck crash just before 8am this morning.

Detours are in place via Foster Road and Trigg Road.

There will be delays and motorists are advised to take extra care and avoid the area if possible.

Police, ambulance and the Fire Service are currently on site.

60 litres of diesel has spilled onto the motorway and it could take some time to clear the area.


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