As part of its annual safety work programme, the NZ Transport Agency’s West Coast contracting teams have been installing more than 500 new roadside arrow signs along the Coast’s state highways ready for the busy summer season ahead.
The highway connecting Punakaiki, north of Greymouth, with Westport will reopen at 7 am tomorrow morning (14 September), providing there are no further instability issues overnight, says the NZ Transport Agency.
The large slip which covered both sides of State Highway 6 north of Punakaiki on the West Coast at Meybille Bay yesterday may keep the road closed to traffic through Tuesday, 13 September, says the NZ Transport Agency.
A large slip late this afternoon has covered both sides of State Highway 6 north of Punakaiki at Meybille Bay, a narrow area of the Great Coast Road. The area has been prone to slips in the past, says the NZ Transport Agency.
Drivers on South Island roads tonight and tomorrow morning are advised to take care as the southerly storm is still affecting road conditions and reducing choices on the key routes between Canterbury and the West Coast, says the NZ Transport Agency.
Snow is continuing to fall across the South Island this afternoon, keeping the two main routes between the West Coast and Canterbury closed and roading contractors busy gritting roads through places like the Buller Gorge (SH6).
Drivers are advised to take care today as high winds and the southerly storm continues to move up the country, says the NZ Transport Agency. 'Conditions are changing quite quickly,' says the Transport Agency’s Southern Region Journey Manager Tresca Forrester. 'Please check the map for updates on closures.'
As a southerly snap with snow and high winds travels up the country today and tomorrow, motorists need to drive prepared, says the NZ Transport Agency. “Carry chains on all alpine passes as a precaution,” says NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager Tresca Forrester.