Illinois Tourism & Travel

Crazy About Travel

SunLive – Weekend travel advice for North Island drivers

SunLive – Weekend travel advice for North Island drivers

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Company is urging all those preparing to journey in the North Island this weekend to test for the most up-to-date data on weather warning and highway circumstances in advance of commencing their journeys.

“Waka Kotahi is checking the technique of Cyclone Gabrielle really carefully, and we’re getting typical updates specifically from MetService,” says Waka Kotahi Countrywide Unexpected emergency Reaction Group spokesperson Mark Owen. 

“We’ll be furnishing journey information and warnings for motorists forward of the cyclone’s predicted arrival on Sunday.

“Metservice has several Weather Watches in area for the higher North Island, and we urge persons to continue to keep up to day with the hottest forecasts as the current Watches may be upgraded to Warnings, and further regions are also probable to be added.”

Mark suggests when the severity of the weather and the places which will be afflicted is hugely dependent on the observe of Cyclone Gabrielle, big sections of the condition freeway network in the North Island could potentially be influenced by the storm.

“All updates on closures or disruptions to the state highway community will be presented through the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner.”

The Waka Kotahi Journey Planner is up-to-date 24/7 by their traffic functions centres.

“It is the ideal supply of the most new and responsible information and facts available on condition highway closures and disruptions. Just don’t forget to refresh the webpage when examining the status of highways to make certain that the hottest updates are displayed,” states Mark.

“We’re targeted on maintaining all people fully informed, and our contractors will often do their greatest to maintain roads open and minimise disruptions, but the mother nature of severe temperature gatherings implies that roads may perhaps require to be closed at shorter discover to preserve people today secure.”

Waka Kotahi is also urging every person using streets in any spots impacted by intense climate to modify their driving to the conditions, which indicates slowing down, expanding next distances, switching headlights on and seeing for flooding and other particles on the highway and online pokies.

Waka Kotahi NZTA have a vision of zero fatalities and critical accidents on New Zealand roads. Discover far more about:

·       Highway to Zero – the prepare to realize this eyesight

·       Our vision – online video describing Street to Zero and what Waka Kotahi NZTA a attempting to accomplish

–        What Waka Kotahi is performing to support Road to Zero