Detour at Kowai River opens SH1 to 4WD and freight vehicles
10 June 2014 | NZ Transport Agency - Southern
Detour at Kowai River
opens SH1 to 4WD and freight vehicles
The NZ Transport Agency has opened a detour at the Kowai
River near Leithfield, in North Canterbury, re-opening State
Highway 1 to four-wheel drives and freight vehicles.
Transport Agency’s Performance Manager Pete Connors says
the highway remains closed to all cars travelling from
Waikuku to Amberley and there is no suitable
“Manned road blocks will remain overnight and if
flood waters recede, the highway will be re-opened.”
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