Traffic chaos as holidaymakers return home
Motorists heading back from their holidays are being caught up in major traffic delays in and around the Western Bay of Plenty today.
A SunLive reader sent in a photo of traffic on State Highway 2, near Katikati.
"Major traffic jams northbound from Katikati to Works Road."
"Pretty serious. On the northern side of Katikati, it's banked up to Kauri Point. It's all due to that one traffic light in Katikati."
Several other people have also reported being stuck in traffic along SH2, between Katikati to Tauranga.
BE PREPARED: We are expecting traffic delays on #SH2 at Katikati & Waihi and on #SH25 at Tairua today (01 Jan) as holidaymakers move about. Check our holiday journeys tool for dates & times where delays are predicted: https://t.co/wzcyDW9fHr ^TP pic.twitter.com/fOXwOt6e3Z— NZTA Waikato/BoP (@NZTAWaiBoP) December 31, 2018