Tree blocking State Highway 2 west of Matatā

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A large tree has come down on State Highway 2 west of Matatā, and is blocking part of the road.

The incident near Pikowai Beach was reported to Police around 3.20pm, says a police spokesperson.

Traffic heading east is able to pass around the tree but westbound motorists’ path is blocked for the time being, they say.

“Contractors are on their way to remove the tree, but the road is expected to be blocked for some time.”

SunLive will continue to monitor the situation and will update the story when information is available.

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here we

Posted on 01-01-2022 21:51 | By old trucker

go again, i rang NZTA several times about these trees, but to no avail, now this happens,all those huge over hanging trees need to be cut back, there must be tons of wood hanging out over road along that straight and only hanging on by shear luck,now someone on break has to get called out to fix this problem, all ringing to above goes un noticed and nothing done, typical govt dept, big fat salaries DONT CARE and it is going to get worse ,my thoughts only Sunlive No1 in News Thankyou 10-4 out phew.