3 Jul 2020

Five-metre deep hole in SH10 reduces traffic to one lane

6:41 pm on 3 July 2020

A large hole under a highway in the Far North is causing problems for motorists.

Signs repairs road and worker

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State Highway 10 north of Kaeo has been reduced to one lane because of a 2m wide and 5m deep hole under the road's surface.

The Transport Agency said it appeared to be a tomo - a cavity caused by a build-up of underground water.

Spokesperson Jacqui Hori-Hoult said a camera would be put down to assess the hole before it was repaired.

Motorists were asked to drive carefully past the site.