Rain falling heavily South Westland, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers – drivers take care


NZ Transport Agency road crews are working hard to keep State Highway 6 south of Hokitika to the Glaciers open as the rain buckets down and is not anticipated to slow for 24 hours.

A slip at Fox Hills/ Omoeroa, between the two glaciers, closed one lane of the road this morning but the road is still open.

A slip at Cemetery Hill, Ross, south of Hokitika earlier today has been cleared. 

The State Highway is open but drivers are advised to anticipate delays and take extreme care, said NZ Transport Agency Journey Manager Lee Wright. There is no widespread flooding at this time.

Refer to the Transport Agency Traffic and Travel maps(external link) which show roadworks planned and road conditions.