Serious crash on the Lewis Pass/SH7 near Mouse Pt – road could be closed all morning


Drivers are advised to delay their journeys from Waipara or the West Coast/ Nelson through the Lewis Pass this morning following a serious crash south of the turnoff to Hanmer Springs. The Police Serious Crash Unit is attending.

Stop Press: As of 2.55 pm Friday, this highway has reopened with a temporary 50 km/ hour speed limit. People should expect delays as queues abate.

There is no detour route around that part of SH7. The crash occurred around 8.30 am. 

Updates: link)

And check Facebook South Island: link)

  • Electronic signs are in place warning of the road closure at Springs Junction, north of Culverden and SH1 south of the Waipara turnoff.
  • The alternative route between Canterbury and the West Coast via SH73 has 50-minute delays due to bridge work Bealey Bridge to Bruce Stream Bridge, near Arthur’s Pass. Updates: link)