Request for motorists to avoid parts of West Auckland

Waitemata Police are asking motorists to please avoid travelling in the wider New Lynn, Henderson and Kelston areas due to severe flooding.

A number of roads in the area have just been closed.

Reports have been received of parked cars being h inundated with flood waters on Great North Road and another vehicle which was driven into the waters near Edmonton Road had to be pulled out after it became stuck.

Emergency services are in the affected areas and local Police ask that people please follow their advice carefully.