The serious crash between two vehicles at Morven, between Timaru and Oamaru, is keeping the highway closed until around 6 pm tonight.
The detour route is sealed and suitable for heavy vehicles, via Old Ferry Road and Glenavy Tawai Road, just north of the Waitaki River. The detour route adds just a few kilometres to the overall journey time. (See map on the right.)
The Transport Agency thanks all drivers for taking care on the detour and around road crews.
Ways to know before you go – where the delays might be on our state highways: