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Cyclone Gita update: Latest State Highway closure information, 9am

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MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement

Headline: Cyclone Gita update: Latest State Highway closure information, 9am

SH 1

Peketa to Goose Bay

North Canterbury

Road Closed

Slips, Rockfalls and Heavy Rain

Drivers are advised to use Alternate route between Picton and Christchurch.

SH 1

Mangamaunu to Clarence

North Canterbury

Road Closed

Slips, Rockfalls and Heavy Rain

Drivers are advised to use Alternate route between Picton and Christchurch.

SH 1

Hundalee

North Canterbury

Road Closed

Slip

 

SH 6

Westport to Greymouth

West Coast

Road Closed

Strong Winds

 

SH 6

Hokitika – Haast

West Coast

Road Closed

Strong Winds

 

SH 54

Cheltenham to Hunterville

Manawatu

Road Closed

Strong Winds

 

SH 60

Riwaka to Takaka

Nelson

Road Closed

Fallen Trees and Flooding

 

SH 73

Kumara Junction to Jacksons

West Coast

Road Closed

Strong Winds

 

SH 79

Geraldine

South Canterbury

Road Closed

Drop Out

Due to the Black Creek Bridge dropping out, this road closed at 7:30am.  

SH 1

Pukerua Bay to Paekakariki

Wellington

Road Open – Restrictions

Debris and Sea Swells

Road was closed from 12:30am until 6:50am.  Now reopened to one lane with a Stop/Go in place  with long delays in both directions.

SH 8

Alexandra to Milton

Central Otago

Lane Closed

Flooding

Road closed at 2:42am, Opened to one lane with a stop/go in place at 3:09am

SH 1

Timaru

South Canterbury

Road Open

Flooding

Caution in place near grants road since 7:10am

Route 70

Inland Kaikoura Route

North Canterbury

Road Open

Flooding

Reopened at 7am.

Drivers are advised to expect significant delays on SH1 north of Wellington, and the Transport Agency is urging people to consider delaying trips if possible.

The road was closed in both directions overnight due to damage caused by storm surges. Large waves have caused significant damage to the northbound lanes in two locations between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki, causing guardrails and parts of the footpath on the seaward side of the road to collapse.

The latest severe weather information is available at www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-warnings. For emergency and disaster updates visit www.civildefence.govt.nz

Social media updates

For Central North Island

  • www.twitter.com/NZTACNI
  • www.facebook.com/nztacni

For Wellington

  • www.twitter.com/NZTAWgtn
  • www.facebook.com/nztawgtn

For South Island

  • www.twitter.com/NZTACWC
  • www.facebook.com/nztasouthisland
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