Motorists urged to extra care on West Coast roads
Motorists urged to extra care travelling on West Coast
The NZ Transport Agency is advising
motorists travelling to and throughout the West Coast today
(Wednesday 25 June) to take extreme care with the region
being battered by strong winds and heavy rain.
are strong wind warnings in place for State Highway 6 from
Westport to Greymouth and Hokitika to Haast, as well as
State Highway 73 from Darfield to Castle Hill.
Transport Agency’s Canterbury/West Coast Journey Manager
Lee Wright says there is surface flooding on State Highway 6
from Harihari to Haast and State Highway 73 from Otira to
Winds have brought a tree and some
small rocks down onto SH6 near Punakaiki; the highway
“The storm weather conditions are
starting to ease but we are asking all motorists to take
extra care; we need everyone to slow down, drive to the
conditions and be prepared for debris on the roads.”
She says the Transport Agency’s contractors have been
on the road since early this morning checking for any
hazards and working to keep the highways open.
the latest on road conditions or hazards freephone 0800 4
HIGHWAYS or website the website www.highwayinfo.govt.nz
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