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Upper South Island highways open except SH63 Renwick to St Arnaud


All Upper South Island highways are currently open after the recent torrential rain, except SH63 Renwick to near St Arnaud/ Tophouse.

“Given the amount of damage to the road surface from the flood waters and seal repairs needed, we do not anticipate this highway will reopen until Wednesday evening 21 July,” says Tresca Forrester, Journey Manager, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

On other routes people should continue to expect a slower than usual journey as crews work hard to get back to two lanes, repair areas of damage and lift speed restrictions.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience over the coming days and weeks,” says Ms Forrester.

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