State highway 75 Akaroa to Christchurch opens after fires, debris cleared


NZ Transport Agency contractors have completed clearing trees and debris littering State highway 75 between Hill Top and Barry’s Bay after yesterday’s high winds and fires.

The road opened around 2.40 pm today after being closed last night due to a plantation fire.

For the latest information go to link)  or phone 0800 4 HIGHWAYS/ 0800 44 44 49.  Also check out the Transport Agency’s Facebook page(external link) or check the latest updates on the Transport agency’s web pages – the map view(external link) and the table view(external link) (words).

Earlier updates on these highway closures caused by the strong nor-westerly winds and fires over the eastern South Island, here.(external link)