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State Highway 7, stop/go traffic management in place – update 2.00pm


State Highway 7 was closed earlier today after a truck rolled on a bridge near Hanmer Springs turn off, a key route to Nelson and the West Coast.

Stop/Go manual traffic management is now in place, SH7, as at 2 pm, drivers should expect delays, aiming for a full opening around 3 pm.

Hanmer Springs is still accessible from the Canterbury side.

There have been difficulties righting the truck and removing the load of timber off the road.

Map of road closure

Call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS 0800 44 44 49