A single vehicle serious injury crash in North Canterbury
after 8 am this morning has closed SH7, the Lewis Pass route
south of Hanmer Springs, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport
The road is closed between the highway turnoff
into Hanmer Springs and Leslie Hills Road to the south and
There is no detour available in this area which
follows the Waiau River.
Road users are advised to
delay their travel or use SH1 through Kaikōura to get to
Nelson or the Arthur’s Pass route (SH73) if they are
travelling between the West Coast/ Buller and Canterbury,
says the Transport Agency’s Maintenance Contract Manager
for North Canterbury, Steve Rusbatch.
Serious Crash Unit is attending this crash near the Marble
Point stock underbridge. The highway may be closed for
several hours into the afternoon.
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