High winds could affect travel on SH1 over the Auckland
Harbour Bridge overnight, with MetService forecasting gales,
potentially in excess of 100 km/hr.
The windy weather
is expected to build from 7pm this evening, with the
strongest gusts predicted to arrive in the vicinity of the
Harbour Bridge between midnight and 6am, lasting for around
2 hours during that time.
The winds may
force a change to the lane layout on the bridge, but with
safety our priority we will also not hesitate to fully close
the bridge if it becomes necessary.
urged to keep within their lane when crossing the bridge,
drive to the conditions and look out for our electronic
message boards which will indicate further lane closures and
MetService has indicated the winds
will vary during the night, so drivers of high sided
vehicles and motorcyclists are encouraged to avoid the
bridge and use the Western Ring on State Highways 16 and
Traffic volumes continue to be lower while
Auckland remains under Alert Level 3 restrictions, but Waka
Kotahi would like to remind road users to still plan ahead
and allow more time for their journey.
Transport also advises that the high winds could cause
delays or cancellations to public transport tomorrow
morning. The best way to keep up to date is to follow the AT
Travel Alerts on Twitter @AT_travelalerts
for any changes to services.
MetService has also
issued a Heavy Rain warning for Northland
As much as 90mm of rain may fall between
10pm and 7am with localised downpours
Motorists should drive carefully and be on
the look-out for surface flooding and slips.
Kotahi will be actively monitoring the situation with
maintenance crews out on the network ready to react if gusts
and rain reach the predicted levels.
For updates and
information about this work, or any other motorway issues
please call 0800 44 4449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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