Holidaymakers headed for Hot Water Beach, beware - SH25 is closed at the intersection due to flooding.
The affected area is approximately half-way between Tairua and Whitianga, and flooding is expected to increase with high tide due around 4.30pm.
The intersection and affected area is likely to remain closed until around 7pm this evening, but will be reassessed.
Police advise motorists to avoid the area by taking an alternative route or delaying travel.
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