SH1 reopened near Taupo
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 8:35a.m.
Heavy rain which saturated much of the country over recent days is set to ease and State Highway 1 near Taupo has been reopened after flooding receded in the area.
However, the New Zealand Transport Agency website says SH43 between Taumarunui and Whangamomona, remains closed because of high water levels.
Heavy rain over recent days caused disruption on the roads with motorists heading north of New Plymouth on SH3 being warned on Monday after a slip.
There had been some concern about the level of the Whanganui River but it was expected to pass freely under the Whanganui bridge on Tuesday morning.
Blenheim police had to appeal for the occupants of a BMW car caught in floodwaters to come forward to establish that they were safe and well on Monday.
SH6 from Westport to Greymouth reopened after flooding forced the road to close over the weekend.
The MetService says a severe rain warning for the eastern Bay of Plenty has been lifted as heavy rain begins to ease.
No severe weather warnings are now in place.
Showers are expected in parts of Northland, Hawke's Bay, Gisborne, Westland, Fiordland, in and around Foveaux Strait and the Chatham Islands. Fine weather is expected elsewhere.
MetService meteorologist Daniel Corbett says the respite could extend to the weekend.
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23/07/2012 11:10:29 a.m.
oh god why is this happening to our country new zealand i think that we must stop using our cars to drive on the roads because its melting the ice which is making the water levels even higher then before :( ?
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