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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists to take care and avoid unnecessary travel, with the significant weather experienced in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay moving south toward the Wairarapa, and heavy rainfall possible for Saddle Road.

Waka Kotahi National Journey Manager Helen Harris says motorists should expect the unexpected and remain alert.

“Avoid unnecessary journeys and take care. If you have to travel, drive to the conditions and watch out for surface flooding, slips, potholes, fallen trees or branches and downed powerlines.

“Slow down and maintain a greater following distance between your vehicle and the one in front.

“Check your intended route for hazards or disruptions before setting out and remain alert for unreported hazards.”

Updates will be posted on the Waka Kotahi social media pages and our Journey Planner website:

Ms Harris asks motorists to be mindful of contractors who could be out clearing hazards off the road, and drive slowly through work sites.

“We want to see everyone get home safely. Stay safe and stay alert.”

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