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Frankton to Kingston/ Five Rivers in Southland reopens, SH6


Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency reopened SH6 from Queenstown’s Frankton to Kingston and Five Rivers in Southland after 3 pm this afternoon, after morning and yesterday evening convoys to allow traffic out of Te Anau and Queenstown.

Mataura highways remaining closed overnight

The two highways through the central part of the lower South Island which remain closed are SH93 Clinton to Mataura and SH1 Mataura to Gore, both due to flooding and Civil Defence concerns. Civil Defence will reassess their closed status at 8 am Friday, 7 February.

Other changes since this morning

SH96 Mataura to Te Tipua and onto Winton reopened around midday today and SH90 Waikoikoi to Tapanui reopened around 3 pm with a 30 km/ hour speed restriction.