State Highway One between Taupo and Turangi reopened this morning, as heavy rain eases in the North Island, but other highways in both islands remain closed.
SH1 between Taupo and Turangi was closed last night due to significant flooding. There was around 30cm of water on the road.
The New Zealand Transport Agency warned drivers to take care through flooded sections.
SH3 east of the Awakino tavern has reopened following the clearance of two slips caused by heavy rain in the area.
Flooding on roads in and around Ohura led to the closure of Maitere and Ohura rural primary schools and left the town isolated yesterday.
The Manawatu Gorge, SH 3, is closed in both directions for safety reasons because of the slip that has caused disruption for months. Detours are available via Saddle Rd or Pahiatua Track.
SH 43 between Tauramunui and Whangamomona is closed by flooding.
SH 73 Springfield to Arthurs Pass (Waimak Bluffs) is closed by a
MetServce said a trough would move away east of the North Island this morning, as a high builds over the country during the day.
It said heavy rain in the eastern Bay of Plenty ranges has eased and the warning there is now lifted, but showers are predicted for most of the country until this afternoon.
Strong westerlies will affect southern parts of the country today, while southerlies will ease across the North Island.
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