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Rock fall closes one lane of SH2 Karangahake

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Traffic management in in place on State Highway 2 Karangahake Gorge after a rock slip overnight.

The NZ Transport Agency is reporting that due to a rock fall near Jackson Road, Stop/Go traffic control is in place.

Expect delays and pass the scene with care, says NZTA.

The slip occurred around 9:30pm and NZTA has not advised when the issue will be resolved.

The NZTA is recommending the following alternative route for southbound traffic to Tauranga, State Highway 26 at Paeroa then State Highway 27 and State Highway 29 to Tauranga.

For up to date information visit the NZTA website.

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hang on a minute

Posted on 19-05-2020 20:20 | By old trucker

I was stuck in a QUE for ages Sat morning Gosh it WAS NOT A ROCK FALL,for crying out loud it was about 5 pieces of Dirt which could have been moved with a shovel, BUT NO, had to bring a digger and 6 wheeler truck to move ittraffic was backed up to Africa, but CON tractor DID NOT CARE, THIS IS RUBBISH FOR 5 HUNKS OF DIRT,and yes it was closer to Paeroa as By dumbkof2 says.this probably costing $$$$$$thousands of for this,dont get me started,thanks sunlive 10-4 out. phew.

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Posted on 16-05-2020 13:49 | By dumbkof2

this rockfall is closer to paeroa than karangahake, approx one and half ks