Rock fall closes State highway 6 near Makarora
Rock fall closes State highway 6 near Makarora for
remainder of today
A large rock fall that has
closed State highway 6 about 15km south of Makarora since
early yesterday morning, will keep the highway closed for
the remainder of today as well.
There will be a
further update at 6pm today on when the highway is likely to
open. That could be at some stage tomorrow, but depends on
good progress in clearing debris from the site. Before any
decisions on re-opening the highway is made, we need to be
confident that it’s safe to do so.
spent about three hours clearing the slip yesterday. They
couldn’t get on to the site until after a helicopter
fitted with a monsoon bucket, cleared remaining loose rock
from the top of the rock fall area to make it safe for
It’s too early to say how much this
clearing work will cost.
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