• SH2 south of Wairoa opens to one lane

SH2 south of Wairoa opens to one lane

State Highway 2 just south of Wairoa opened to one lane at midday today as work continues to clear a slip.

Heavy rainfall over the weekend led to the slip, which initially blocked both lanes of the road near the intersection with The Crescent.

Waka Kotahi is advising drivers to expect delays, once the road is open, of up to 20 minutes when travelling through.

The road will be under temporary traffic management and under a 30 km/h temporary speed restriction.

“Please delay your travel if you can while we work as quickly as possible to fully restore the connection.”