15 Oct 2010

SH2 expected to re-open

12:05 pm on 15 October 2010

A section of State Highway Two halfway between Opotiki and Gisborne was expected to reopen at about midday on Friday, after being closed because of a slip following days of persistent rain.

Another major slip near Wairoa is still blocking 1.5 lanes of State Highway Two, 2km east of Waiatai Road.

On State Highway 35 south of Tikitiki, traffic is down to one lane for the foreseeable future, because of a drop-out.

Further showers are forecast by MetService which says thunderstorms are also possible.