The NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise that State Highway 36 between Tauranga and Rotorua is now open to one lane at Awahou. There is traffic management in the area and drivers are asked to take extreme care.
The highway was closed to light traffic earlier this morning due to flooding. Contractors have been monitoring the water levels in the area and will continue to do so throughout the day, as more rain is expected.
State Highway 29 between Tauranga to Te Poi, over the Kaimai Range, is also experiencing some surface flooding although the road is open in both directions.
The Transport Agency asks that drivers take extra care when travelling today, to reduce their speed and increase their following distances.
For real time information on highway conditions and incidents visit www.nzta.govt.nz call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.
For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can check out and sign up to On The Move at www.onthemove.govt.nz(external link).
For more information please contact:
Waikato and Bay of Plenty region
NZ Transport Agency
T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 928 413