Heavy rain warning as slip blocks road

12:59, Jun 19 2009

A land slip is hampering traffic at the Bay of Plenty end of State Highway 2, between Opotiki and Gisborne.

The slip is threatening to block SH2 about 25km south of Opotiki, police said.

Police are allowing vehicles through, but passing the slip was becoming more difficult.

Clearing equipment has been called for.

A heavy rain warning has been issued for the Bay of Plenty and Gisborne, by the MetService.