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South Westland State Highway 6 closed north of Haast, culvert damage, aiming to reopen by midday

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The NZ Transport Agency closed State Highway 6 near Lake Moeraki, between Haast and Fox Glacier, South Westland, at 8.30 am today due to a slip and damage to the nearby Douglas Culvert.

“Transport Agency crews are working hard to get the highway reopened by midday and we will update if that time has to be extended,” says Pete Connors, Regional Performance Manager for the Transport Agency.

Around 37mm of rain fell in one hour and about 50mm in two hours in South Westland early today as a weather bomb moves up the West Coast.

Drivers should normally check the Transport Agency’s traffic and travel map(external link) or the social media sites (below) for updates, however we are experiencing technical trouble this morning so web traffic closure details may not be reliable. Apologies for this.

To get updates from the West Coast Regional Council’s Civil Defence team/ Chris Raine CD Regional Manager/ Group Controller email: chrisr@wcrc.govt.nz

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