State Highway 60 Tākaka Hill closed following serious crash - road now open


UPDATE 2:05 pm: State Highway 60 Tākaka Hill is now open to traffic under stop/go traffic controls.

Drivers can expect delays while travelling the route. They should take extra care when travelling through the crash site.

NZTA/Waka Kotahi  wants to thank drivers for their patience and co-operation while contractors and emergency services continue their work.


The incident was reported just after midday and occurred near Bates and Canaan Roads.

Police have confirmed two vehicles were involved, with one person in a critical condition and one person  in a serious condition. The Police Serious Crash Unit has also been advised.

SH60 Tākaka Hill is currently closed and will remain so until the crash site is clear, and a Police scene examination is carried out. This is expected to take several hours.

Drivers must delay their travel. No alternative routes or detours are available.

Updates on the highway’s status can be found on the NZTA/Waka Kotahi website