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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Due to weather conditions and significant surface flooding, Police urge Northland motorists to avoid non-essential travel.

Emergency services are in attendance at a slip on State Highway 11, near Lemon’s Hill that has blocked both lanes.

Surface flooding and rising tides have also severely affected several roads and bridges, including on State Highway 10, Kaeo and Oromahoe, State Highway 1 Whakapara, areas of Horeke, Moerewa and State Highway 12, Taheke.

Low cloud is also limiting visibility on State Highway 1, Brynderwyn Hills.  

A significant number of roads will continue to be affected by the combined rainfall and impending high tide, so motorists are asked to stay home if they do not need to travel.