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Find out the latest conditions of South Island state highways. Check below for updates of delays, detours and closures, and check for any general travel warnings that may apply. Please note, we only publish notable incidents, roadworks, public events etc that may disrupt state highway traffic or require caution

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Road Hazard

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
received
Expected resolution
SH 1 Ferniehurst, North Canterbury. Caution Crash. Road Is Now Clear. N/a 26 May 2015 08:48 Until further notice

Area Warning

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
received
Expected resolution
SH 87 Kyeburn To Outram Road Closed Snow. Next Update 3:00pm Use Alternative Route 26 May 2015 11:04 Until further notice
SH 8 Lindis Pass, Central Otago Caution Snow and Ice. Road Is Now Open. N/a 26 May 2015 06:56 Until further notice
SH 8 Burkes Pass To Twizel Caution Snow. Drive To Winter Conditions N/a 25 May 2015 16:28 Until further notice
SH 85 Kyeburn To Palmerston Caution Snow and Ice. Winter Driving Conditions Extreme Care N/a 25 May 2015 13:20 Until further notice
SH 93 Clinton To Mataura Caution Snow. Winter Driving Conditions. Please Take Care N/a 25 May 2015 11:10 Until further notice
SH 7 Hanmer Turnoff To Springs Junction ( Lewis Pass) Caution Ice. No Alternative Route 25 May 2015 10:24 Until further notice
SH 75 Little River To Barrys Bay Caution Snow. Road Now Open But Winter Driving Conditions. N/a 25 May 2015 10:11 Until further notice
SH 94 Mossburn To Te Anau Caution Snow. Chains Must Be Carried From Gorge Hill To Centre Hill N/a 25 May 2015 09:54 Until further notice

Road Work

Location Impact Comments Detour route Update
received
Expected resolution
SH 1 Cheviot To Waipara - Sh7 Junction Road Closed - will be opened at defined intervals Bridge Repairs. Repairs To The Hurunui River Bridge Deck Required Between Mon 25th May & Tues 2nd June. Work Will Be Completed At Nights Only Under Road Closures Of 20 Minute Intervals.
Scheduled time:
Start: 25 May 2015 19:00
End: 2 Jun 2015 06:00
N/a 25 May 2015 19:01 02/06/2015 06:00
SH 6 Greymouth To Kumara Junction Caution Bridge Repairs. Taramakau Bridge Will Be Closed Overnight From 8pm Saturday 13 June To 8am Sunday 14 June 2015 And 8pm Saturday 27 June To 8am Sunday 28 June 2015.
Scheduled time:
Start: 25 May 2015 14:27
End: 14 Jun 2015 08:00
An Alternate Route Is Available Via The Grey District Council Road Through Jacksons, Moana And Stillwater. Travel Times From Christchurch To Greymouth And Christchurch To Hokitika Will Not Be Affected. Travel Time From Greymouth To Hokitika Will Be Increased By 1.5 Hours. 25 May 2015 14:43 Until further notice
SH 60 Takaka Hill Caution Maintenance. Road Is Down To One Lane With Priority Give Way Signs. Motorists Are Advised To Take Extra Care.
Scheduled time:
Start: 1 May 2015 09:38
End: 31 May 2015 12:00
N/a 1 May 2015 09:44 Until further notice
SH 60 Takaka Hill Caution Maintenance. Road Is Down To One Lane Under Temporary Traffic Lights, Motorists Are Advised To Take Extra Care.
Scheduled time:
Start: 1 May 2015 09:26
End: 31 May 2015 12:00
N/a 1 May 2015 09:37 Until further notice
SH 1 Woodend Delays Road Construction. Construction Of New Roundabout At The Junction Of Pegasus Blvd And Sh1. Expect Delays.
Scheduled time:
Start: 19 Apr 2015 07:00
End: 31 May 2015 18:00
N/a 19 Apr 2015 07:00 31/05/2015 18:00
SH 1 Kaikoura To Cheviot Delays Bridge Repairs. Bridge Repair Works. Road Will Be Reduced To A Single Lane & Controlled By Traffic Lights During Work Hours
Scheduled time:
Start: 13 Apr 2015 07:00
End: 30 Jun 2015 18:00
N/a 13 Apr 2015 07:00 30/06/2015 00:00

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General warnings

24 May 2015 21:03
Heavy Snow And Ice Warnings Are In Place For Coastal Otago And Central Otago Regions. Motorists Are Advised To Expect Winter Driving Conditions, And To Delay Their Travel Where Possible.
4 May 2015 12:07
Winter Driving Conditions Exist Over The South Island. Watch For Ice And Grit Particularly In Shaded Areas And On Bridge Decks. Carry Chains When Travelling The Alpine Passes.

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