The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to take extra care on State Highway 35, north of Gisborne, as there are a number of slips on the roads following heavy rain.
The current situation is:
“The Gisborne area has experienced a large amount of rain, and the forecast is for the rain to continue through to Friday. Most of the issues are on State Highways 35 north of Gisborne, and currently there are no issues on State Highway 2,” Wayne Oldfield, Highway Manager, NZ Transport Agency says.
“Our contactors are out on roads making sites secures with temporary traffic management and are beginning repairs where possible. They will also be keeping an eye on the rest of the network, and will give us updates at least every two hours as conditions change. People can also give us updates if they notice any further problems on the roads by calling 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) for state highways and 0800 653 800 for local roads.”
“We ask that motorists exercise extra care and drive to the conditions. As conditions can change rapidly, motorists should check road and weather conditions before they travel, and if possible, delay travel until conditions improve,” Mr Oldfield says.
Motorists can get real time information from:
From 6am to 7pm weekdays, updates on the region’s state highways are available on
For up to date information on the condition of Gisborne district’s local roads, visit