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State highways checked following Canterbury earthquake


The NZ Transport Agency has been checking all state highways in Canterbury and the West Coast for any damage after this morning’s 6.4 earthquake north of Methven and aftershocks in the Arthur’s Pass area.

Our contractors have checked State Highway 77, near Methven, State Highway 73 through Arthur’s Pass, and State Highway 6 on the West Coast. There are no reports of any damage.

For more information please contact:
Jan McCarthy
Media Manager
NZ Transport Agency
T    +64 3 964 2885
M    64 21 427 442