Update:Black ice warning SH30 resolved

Update 9.34am: The New Zealand Transport Agency says the issue of black ice on State Highway 30 and SH34 near Kawerau has been resolved.

However, the Agency is still advising motorists to drive with care in the area.

Earlier 8.08am: Motorists in the Eastern Bay of Plenty travelling on State Highway 30, travelling over the Rotoma Hills are being asked to drive with caution due to black ice.

It’s the second warning for black ice in the Bay of Plenty with State Highway 36, Mangorewa Gorge also experiencing the same hazard.

Grit has been applied but extreme caution is advised the New Zealand Transport Agency says.

The Agency says the black ice is located 1.78km west of Kawerau, 8.56km southwest of Onepu and 9.92km southeast of Manawahe.

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Posted on 06-06-2016 07:06 | By clingon

It usually takes a few vehicles to go off the road due to black ice before the authorities take action & spread grit on the road in these areas-we all read the same weather forecasts, why can’t the grit spreaders be deployed before the road freezes over? Or install those temperature sensitive cats-eyes markers to show motorists that the road has ice on it. I hate black ice....

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