26 Mar 2018

NZTA warned before Far North SH1 washout

From Morning Report, 7:21 am on 26 March 2018

Drivers will be able to travel on a forest track under police escort on Monday morning to bypass the washout that has closed State Highway 1 north of Kaitaia. Motorists had been warned off using the forest route over the weekend but now the forestry company that owns the land has agreed to allow convoys through. Police will escort the traffic through the area for the 40-minute trip. Schools have advised pupils affected by the highway closure to stay home today. The Transport Agency's system manager Steve Mutton talks to Philippa Tolley.