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Kaikoura Weather event – road update

If you aren’t able to delay your travel, please drive to the conditions, take extra time and allow for delays. The status of roads can change without warning.

Check the NZ Transport Agency website: http://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic or phone 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) for updates.

SH1 South Kaikoura – OPEN – BE PREPARED FOR DELAYS
As per schedule, the road has been open today with traffic being convoyed between Peketa and Goose Bay until the 6pmovernight closure.
Be prepared for delays, and please drive to the conditions.

Inland Route 70 – REMAINS CLOSED FOR NOW
This route is worked on by crew to reopen it as soon as they can safely do so.
Scaling has been complete on the ‘top road’ at the Whales Back but it is still not trafficable. Water is still flowing over the Diversion Road with steady rain and the Mason River is being monitored.

Alternate Picton to Christchurch Route - Lewis Pass SH7 – OPEN – DRIVE TO THE CONDITIONS
Please travel prepared and travel with care. Allow for delays along this route.


Thank you for your patience while the crews work hard to get and keep the roads safe and trafficable. Before travelling, check the NZ Transport Agency website: http://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic

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