Drivers are advised to delay their journeys from Waipara or the West Coast/ Nelson through the Lewis Pass this morning following a serious crash south of the turnoff to Hanmer Springs. The Police Serious Crash Unit is attending.
Stop Press: As of 2.55 pm Friday, this highway has reopened with a temporary 50 km/ hour speed limit. People should expect delays as queues abate.
There is no detour route around that part of SH7. The crash occurred around 8.30 am.
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