The NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 1 south of Kaikōura will reopen at 9am today. Rockfall yesterday as the winter weather battered the coastline, caused an afternoon and overnight closure for everyone’s safety.
Thanks to all drivers for taking care on highways still affected by sleet and icy conditions today, says Transport Agency Journey Manager Tresca Forrester. Please drive to the conditions, slower than the posted speed limit and allow plenty of distance between your own vehicle and the one in front.
Update for Canterbury highways(external link):
Other Canterbury highways and around the South Island, please take care, increase your following distances and drive to the icy conditions.
Around Queenstown, drivers are advised to carry chains for some routes although crews have also gritted those roads and been busy overnight. If you are not getting updates on these highways, please email Campbell.email@example.com
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