UPDATE: State Highway 6 closed in Marlborough following logging truck crash (now open)


Update: 5.55pm

The crash scene has been cleared and the road is fully open in both directions.

Waka Kotahi wants to thank drivers for their patience and understanding while our contractors worked to reopen the highway.

crash scene of a logging truck

Crash scene, SH6 Kaituna.

Update: 2pm

The highway is now open, but under stop/go traffic management.

Road users can continue to expect travel delays and temporary closures are possible as the crashed truck is recovered and removed.

Updates on the highway’s status can be found on the Waka Kotahi website:

Highway conditions – Nelson/Marlborough(external link)

27 November 2023 1:12pm

State Highway 6 is currently closed at Kaituna, north of Mathers Road, as emergency services and roading contractors attend a truck crash.

The incident, which has seen a logging truck roll, was reported just after 12.30 this afternoon. Emergency services and Waka Kotahi contractors are attending.

map showing road closure

Logs are on the road and need to be removed.

Drivers should avoid the area or delay their travel. No local road detours are available, and drivers travelling between Blenheim and Nelson can expect delays until the crash site is cleared.