4 Feb 2013

Flooding closes part of highway at Paekakariki

11:07 pm on 4 February 2013

The Transport Agency says flooding has closed part of State Highway 1 at Paekakariki, north of Wellington, after the region was hit by heavy rains.

Traffic is being diverted in the area.

A Wellington Regional Council spokesperson says there has been flooding in low lying areas in Lower Hutt, Johnsonville, Karori, Tawa and Porirua.