A serious crash on State Highway 1 this afternoon, south of Christchurch, has closed the highway south of Tinwald until around 7 pm tonight.
The detour route takes northbound drivers onto Winslow-Westerfield Road, Maronan Road, Melcombe St, Lagmhor Road, then back onto the highway.
Southbound drivers will be directed onto Hassal St, Boundary Road, Long Beach Road, Winslow-Willowby Road, then back onto the highway.
The Transport Agency’s Journey Manager Lee Wright thanks all drivers for slowing near road crews and bearing the additional time in mind this evening.
Check this page(external link) on the Transport Agency’s traffic and travel pages for updates on the highway’s status.