Wellington Scoop

Slips close SH2 in Hawkes Bay

Police have advised this morning that State Highway Two is closed in both directions at Devils Elbow in Hawkes Bay, because of slips.

Traffic in both directions is affected and unable to pass.

Devils Elbow is approximately 9 kilometres south of Tutira.

There are no alternate routes available.

At 8am contractors were heading to the scene to assess the situation.

MetService is warning that there’ll be heavy rain continuing today in Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne.