Severe weather continuing to affect South Island roads


Waka Kotahi is urging people to delay non-essential travel today, with several surface water, slips and high winds continuing to affect several highways in the South Island.

Crews are working to clear a slip which has closed SH1 between Kaikōura and Waipara. Waka Kotahi is aiming to re-open the road to a single lane by mid-afternoon.

SH67 from Hector to Mokihinui and the local road Route 67 to Karamea also remain closed following slips.

Waka Kotahi advises motorists to plan ahead by checking social media or our Journey Planner(external link) before heading out.

Updates will also be provided as the situation unfolds on the Waka Kotahi Twitter(external link) account.

Information on weather warnings and watches is available from Metservice(external link).