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Fatality Shendandoah highway, SH65, highway closed between SH6 and Springs Junction for police investigation


A fatality car crash in the early hours of the morning in Tasman District, SH65, is being investigated by the Police, with the highway closed since 3am today (Saturday).

State Highway 65, the Shenandoah highway, is closed between the SH6 intersection and Springs Junction. 

Map showing the road closure along SH65

The next update is expected at 2 pm this afternoon.

Information about the closure(external link)

Lengthy detour

The detour means that southbound drivers will continue on SH6 until Inangahua, then turn left / go south onto SH69, onto Reefton then left / east onto SH7. Reverse for northbound. Please note the detour will add up to between 40 minutes and up to two hours to your journey time depending on the route taken and your destination.