The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to continue to take care and be aware of winter conditions on many of the state highways around the central and lower North Island.
The following road remain closed until further notice:
State Highway 5 Napier to Taupo.
State Highway 1 Desert Road is now open, however road users are still advised to expect winter conditions and to take extra care.
Road users are also advised to take extra care on the following roads:
In general, road users are advised to take extra care and drive to the conditions. As weather and road conditions can change rapidly and we advise people to check the latest weather and road updates before they get on the road.
The Transport Agency’s Winter Journeys website www.nzta.govt.nz/winter-journeys(external link) brings together tips on winter driving and links to get updates on the latest weather and road conditions.
Motorists can get real time information from:
For Central North Island updates
For Wellington and Wairarapa updates