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Gita update: Road closures and conditions 1:30pm Weds 22/2

Cyclone Gita update: Road closures and conditions – 1:30pm, Wed 22 February

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists of the following closures and restrictions affecting several state highways following Cyclone Gita. The latest information is below:

SH 1Peketa to Goose BayNorth CanterburyRoad ClosedSlips, Rockfalls and Heavy Rain
SH 1Mangamaunu to ClarenceNorth CanterburyRoad ClosedSlips, Rockfalls and Heavy Rain
SH 1HundaleeNorth CanterburyRoad ClosedSlip
SH 60Riwaka to TakakaNelsonRoad ClosedFallen Trees and Flooding
SH 73Kumara Junction to JacksonsWest CoastRoad ClosedStrong Winds
SH 79GeraldineSouth CanterburyRoad ClosedDrop Out
SH 1Pukerua Bay to PaekakarikiWellingtonRoad Open - RestrictionsDebris and Sea Swells
SH 8Alexandra to MiltonCentral OtagoLane ClosedFlooding
SH 1TimaruSouth CanterburyRoad OpenFlooding
SH 1Timaru to GlenavySouth CanterburyRoad OpenSurface Water
SH 1Pukeuri to Oamaru NorthCoastal OtagoRoad OpenSurface Water
SH 2Rimutaka HillWellingtonRoad OpenStrong Winds
SH 6Westport to GreymouthWest CoastRoad OpenStrong Winds
SH 6Haast to KingstonCentral OtagoRoad OpenFlooding
SH 77Ashburton to Rakaia GorgeCentral OtagoRoad OpenSurface Water
SH 8Lindis Pass to Raes JunctionCentral OtagoRoad OpenFlooding
SH 8Burkes Pass to WashdykeSouth CanterburyRoad OpenFlooding
SH 82WaimateSouth CanterburyRoad OpenFlooding
SH 82Waimate to KurowSouth CanterburyRoad OpenSurface Water
SH 83Duntroon to PukeuriCoastal OtagoRoad OpenSuface Water
SH 85Kyeburn to AlexandraCentral OtagoRoad OpenFlooding
SH 94Te Anau to MossburnSouthlandRoad OpenSurface Water

Further updates to follow.

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