Crash State Highway 1 this afternoon between Ashburton and Rangitata – delays as highway closed temporarily


A crash south of Ashburton, Mid Canterbury, this afternoon will cause delays on State Highway 1.

Northbound drivers, heading towards Ashburton/ Christchurch, would be detoured at Hinds along Hinds Lismore Road, then Winslow Road and back onto State Highway 1.

Southbound drivers may be delayed a short time until a lane is opened up on State Highway 1 around the crash site.

Drivers should anticipate delays getting through this area and everyone’s patience is appreciated, said NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager Lee Wright.

Check the Transport Agency’s Traffic page for updates.(external link)