31 Jan 2010

Flooding closes SH5 and SH2

9:55 pm on 31 January 2010

State Highway Five between Napier and Taupo was closed overnight on Sunday because of flooding and slips.

The highway was closed and reopened for a few hours on Sunday but then closed again.

Flooding has also closed State Highway Two between Dymock Road and Whatatutu Road near Te Karaka in the Gisborne district.

Police say water in this area is still rising and it's not possible to say when the road will reopen.