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SH25 reopened following overnight flooding

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9.15am Update:  NZTA advise that SH25 from Hikuai to Whitianga has now been reopened.

Coastal flooding from heavy rain on Saturday night has receded and the road is now open. Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions.

More heavy rain is expected today across the Coromandel Peninsula and a Heavy Rain Warning has been issued by the MetService.

Earlier: NZTA advise that State Highway 25 from Hikuai to Whitianga is closed due to coastal flooding overnight.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area or delay travel.

An alternative route is SH25 via Coromandel township. NZTA advise that motorists taking this route drive with caution due to the high potential of unreported hazards.

SH25 will remain closed until further notice.

At the scene? Phone 0800 SUNLIVE or email newsroom@thesun.co.nz

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