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Flooding Canterbury highways update – 10:15 am, 30 May, 2021


The current persistent rainfall over Canterbury and parts of the South Island has closed two Canterbury state highways today

People planning to travel through Kaikōura on SH1 should check the highway traffic map before heading off. More rain is forecast for later today.

People can check the traffic map for changes as the day progresses and the situation changes. 

Traffic map(external link)

  • There is surface water on SH8 Fairlie to Tekapo, through Burkes Pass, drivers are asked to take care.

“Please check your local councils’ Facebook pages for specific information and if you can avoid travelling along these flooded routes today please do so,” says Tresca Forrester, Journey Manager for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. link) link) link)

Screenshot of Timaru District Council Facebook post