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Cyclone Gita update: Road closures and conditions – 1:30pm, Wednesday 21 February

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The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists of the following closures and restrictions affecting several state highways following Cyclone Gita.

The latest information is below:

SH1 Peketa to Goose Bay North Canterbury Road closed Slips, rockfalls and heavy rain
SH1 Mangamaunu to Clarence North Canterbury Road closed Slips, rockfalls and heavy rain
SH1 Hundalee North Canterbury Road closed Slip
SH60 Riwaka to Takaka Nelson Road closed Fallen trees and flooding
SH79 Geraldine South Canterbury Road closed Drop out
SH1 Pukerua Bay to Paekakariki Wellington Road open – restrictions Debris and sea swells
SH8 Alexandra to Milton Central Otago Lane closed Flooding
SH1 Timaru South Canterbury Road open Flooding
SH1 Timaru to Glenavy South Canterbury Road open Surface water
SH1 Pukeuri to Oamaru North Coastal Otago Road open Surface water
SH2 Rimutaka Hill Wellington Road open Strong winds
SH6 Westport to Greymouth West Coast Road open Strong winds
SH8 Lindis Pass to Raes Junction Central Otago Road open Flooding
SH8 Burkes Pass to Washdyke South Canterbury Road open Flooding
SH82 Waimate South Canterbury Road open Flooding
SH82 Waimate to Kurow South Canterbury Road open Surface water
SH83 Duntroon to Pukeuri Coastal Otago Road open Suface water
SH85 Kyeburn to Alexandra Central Otago Road open Flooding
SH94 Te Anau to Mossburn Southland Road open Surface water

Further updates to follow.

The latest severe weather information is available at www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-warnings(external link).

For emergency and disaster updates visit www.civildefence.govt.nz(external link)

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