State Highway 73 between Canterbury and the West Coast is open to one lane after a logging truck temporarily blocked both lanes an hour or more ago.
“Drivers are asked to take care. There may be delays on the approaches to Porters Pass for a few hours,” said NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager Lee Wright.
Latest update from the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre,(external link) 12.55 pm:
A severe weather warning has been issued for Westland and Buller, with heavy thunderstorms and rain forecast.
The following State Highways are affected by high winds:
The following State Highways are closed or have lane restrictions.
Drivers of high sided vehicles and motorcyclists are urged to take extra care when driving in these areas.