The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and their contractors are continuing to work to reinstate full access to state highways around the Coromandel.
Ms Boyt says the clean up is likely to continue for most of the week. "We are still asking drivers to take extreme care on the highways while we are clearing slips and reinstating access to state highways closed around the region due to the severe weather event earlier this week. Please drive to the conditions, and allow more time for your journey so that you can reach your destination safely."
Ms Boyt says before starting their journey people should check with the NZTA's freephone 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or 0800 44 44 49, or its website www.highwayinfo.govt.nz (external link) for up-to-the-minute info on road conditions.
Photos of two of the slips that occurred on SH25, at Ruamahunga and Whangapoua, (which were taken on Tuesday) are below.
For more information please contact:
NZ Transport Agency
T 64 07 958 7238
M 64 27 440 1226