State Highway 6 re-opens from Haast to Makarora
State Highway 6 re-opens from Haast to
State Highway 6 has this morning
re-opened again to all traffic from Haast to Makarora
following closure yesterday after heavy rain in the
The NZ Transport Agency Performance Manager Pete
Connors says about 40mm of rain fell in the area yesterday,
bringing a small amount of rock and gravel down on to the
highway, which has been cleared away.
"The rain eased to
drizzle overnight and with less movement at the Diana Falls
slip this morning it is again safe for motorists to travel
through the area."
He says the slip sits within a
challenging geological site and coupled with the forces of
nature, it is proving difficult to stabilise and manage.
"As a result, there will be continued uncertainty with
access along this section of State Highway 6 when there is
heavy rain and this situation is expected to remain for some
Mr Connors says State Highway 6, from Haast to
Makarora, will continue to be closed to all traffic from 6pm
to 8am every day as a safety
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