Motorists in Central District are asked to delay travel if possible, with weather-related incidents affecting roads in the region.
Flooding and slips have been reported on a number of roads, and State Highway 3 is closed between Warrengate Road and Whanganui.
State Highway 1 at Mangaweka has also been blocked by a slip. Motorists should expect significant delays.
If you must travel, please drive to the conditions and plan your route before you go with Waka Kotahi's Journey Planner tool: https://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/journey-planner.
Issued by the Police Media Centre