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."
SH2 AONGATETE - FALLEN TREE - 2:55PM— NZTA Waikato/BoP (@NZTAWaiBoP) January 6, 2020
Due to multiple fallen trees blocking SH2 in Aongatete, a stop/go is in place. Expect delays and drive with care. More here: https://t.co/ngwqdh1mQm. ^MF pic.twitter.com/q7oWtsLwaN
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.