State Highway 2
SH 2 Napier to Wairoa will remain CLOSED until mid-morning tomorrow.
The closure points will be manned all night at Whirinaki and Wairoa, and the slip site at Devils Elbow will also be manned and monitored all night. Only local residents will be allowed through the road-blocks to reach their properties as far as the slip site.
There are NO safe and viable alternative routes.
The Waimarama Road is open, but there is a little bit of surface flooding along the Craggy Range section, (approx. 100mm deep). This should not cause any problems as long as you drive thru the water slowly.
All of the culverts are working and when the rain eases off and the water run-off from the hills reduces, then the surface flooding will recede.
Council contractors will continue to monitor the conditions throughout the evening..
The following bridges are closed due to high water levels:
McIntyres Low Level Bridge on McIntyres Access Road, Tutira
Aropaoanaui Low Level Bridge on Aroapaoanui Road, Tutira
Ellis Wallace Low Level Bridge on Ellis Wallace Road, Eskdale
We will advise once they are back open.
This message was updated at 4.30pm on Tuesday 2nd September.