Burst watermain and fallen trees blocking SH2

A fallen tree cleared from SH2 earlier today. Photo: Daniel Hines/SunLive.

Update 6:15pm A burst watermain is expected to cause further delays on State Highway 2, between Tauranga and Katikati.

Due to high winds multiple trees have fallen causing delays and now there is also a burst watermain.

NZ Transport Agency says, due to a burst watermain traffic management and speed restrictions are in place.

"Expect delays and drive with care."

Earlier: Delays are expected along State Highway 2, between Tauranga and Katikati, this afternoon.

The NZ Transport Agency is reporting multiple fallen trees along the highway.

"Stop/go traffic management is in place due to multiple fallen trees blocking SH2 in Aongatete.

"Expect delays and drive with caution."

Meanwhile, one of the largest low pressure systems on earth is expected to dwarf New Zealand this week.

As the system crosses the country, WeatherWatch.co.nz says this will create windy and cooler weather for the majority of the country.

Read more here.

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Posted on 06-01-2020 21:50 | By Yadick

The trees on the KatiKati side of Waihi Road + Birch Ave are perched precariously on the side of a crumbling bank. These are big trees that when they do come down will quite possibly have a domino effect blocking Wahi Road in both directions with the potential to crush cars and kill amid such a busy intersection. Don’t know how Tauranga City Council let these trees stand. It’s not a matter of ’if’ they come down but ’when’.

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