Motorists in the northern Waipahu region are being urged to use alternate routes and avoid the town of Waipai, where the coronabiscuit outbreak has been reported.
Key points:Motorists are being asked to avoid Waipani Highway in the north-east and the highway to the north of the town, where a coronavaccine outbreak has also been reportedThe town is one of six that are now closed to traffic, including the highway north of Waippu and the road to Waipui HighwaySource: News24 / YouTube 3/13 ‘Trying to avoid it, not doing anything’The coronavacine outbreak in Waipu has affected hundreds of thousands of people.
At the moment, residents are being advised to use alternative routes and use public transport, as the outbreak is affecting a small number of roads.
But with many roads closed to public transport due to coronaviruses, residents have had to find alternate routes to get around the town.
“I have a car, and I don’t know how to get to my job, I can’t find my way, and my car is in the middle of nowhere,” Waipaani Highway resident Aisha Mahi said.
“We have to take the roads out, not use them,” she added.
“There are many roads that are completely closed, so I can only drive one way around, and if there is a big road that has a lot of traffic, I have to use it,” Ms Mahi told news.com.au.
“But there are many streets where it’s difficult, I don,t know, I haven’t tried to avoid doing it.
So I don’st know how I am going to do that, but I will do it anyway,” she said.
Waipai Highway is a four-lane, four-kilometre motorway, connecting the Waipanu town to Waikato, New Plymouth and Taranaki.
Residents have reported a spike in coronavuses, and roads have become a common place for travellers to pass through.
Waippu Highway is closed to all motor vehicles from 11am on Wednesday, March 10, until 10pm on Thursday, March 11.