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State Highway 6 re-opened to single lane traffic

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State Highway 6, from Greymouth to Punakaiki, has been reduced to single-lane traffic for the remainder of today (29 July) after a debris fall at Twelve Mile this morning.

Both lanes were closed for a couple of hours this morning after heavy overnight rain brought about 50 cubic metres of debris down onto the highway about 20km north of Greymouth.

The NZ Transport Agency’s Performance Manager Pete Connors says a vehicle travelling along the highway came round a corner and ran into the material on the highway, the occupant being shaken but uninjured.

“State Highway 6 will remain single-lane through the area for the remainder of today while a geotechnical inspection is undertaken at the site to ensure it is safe to re-open the highway to two lanes later today.”

He says there is no history of slips at the site.

For more information please contact:

Jan McCarthy
Media Manager - Christchurch
NZ Transport Agency

T: 03 964 2885
M: 021 427 442
E: jan.mccarthy@nzta.govt.nz

The NZ Transport Agency works to create transport solutions for all New Zealanders - from helping new drivers earn their licences, to leading safety campaigns to investing in public transport, state highways and local roads.

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