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State Highway 7A to Hanmer Springs, North Canterbury closed, fire


Due to a fire on the Tekoa Range, North Canterbury, State Highway 7A to Hanmer Springs is closed.

View earlier today from the Waiau River bridge

View earlier today from the Waiau River bridge

Travellers intending to get to Hanmer Springs should delay their journeys until the next update around midday today.

No detour is available.

Check the Transport Agency’s traffic map(external link) for updates or the  tfc website(external link) or the South Island  NZ Transport Agency Facebook page.

State Highway 7, the main highway route to the West coast via the Lewis Pass, is open.