Severe weather could close Auckland Harbour Bridge

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to plan ahead now for the possible closure of the Auckland Harbour Bridge if wind levels become strong later today. Auckland Highway Manager Brett Gliddon says closing the bridge would be unprecedented but if predicted winds of between 130-160km/h eventuate travel on the Harbour Bridge would be dangerous. “Closing the bridge is not […]

Update on affected roads

Residents are urged to take extra care over the next few days as Cyclone Cook continues to move towards New Zealand. Although the cyclone has been officially downgraded to an extra tropical low, the Waikato region is expected to be hit by heavy rain and strong winds from this afternoon. Civil Defence has established an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in […]

Auckland Civil Defence scales back

Cyclone Cook has largely left the Auckland region and, while there is still some rain and wind about, Auckland has escaped the worst of the weather system. Auckland Civil Defence Head of Emergency Management Operations Aaron Davis says the cyclone’s track swung around to the east as it approached Auckland, largely heading away from the Auckland mainland. “Cyclone Cook grazed […]

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