Wild weather is causing problems on roads around Waikato and Coromandel.
State Highway 25 between Tairua and Whitianga is closed due to flooding, while downed power lines have closed State Highway 2 north of Paeroa.
The Transport Agency said debris and surface flooding is affecting other roads around the region.
Heavy rain is affecting most of the Thames-Coromandel area. Take care if you're out driving as slips or flooding may CLOSE sections of the Highway at any time. Keep your lights on, slow down & increase your following distance. Stay up-to-date here: https://t.co/Tyc0iX4dYU. ^MF pic.twitter.com/gAiy39bMlR— Waka Kotahi NZTA Waikato/BoP (@WakaKotahiWaiBP) July 15, 2020
A heavy rain warning is in place for the Coromandel Peninsula and strong winds are also forecast.
With high tide at 4pm this afternoon, the Transport Agency says more roads may need to close later today.