West Coast and Milford Road update, SH6 and SH94 – Thirsty Culvert not thirsty anymore


The highway between Fox Glacier township and Haast in South Westland will reopen at 9.30am today after rain washed out a culvert at Thirsty Culvert (which runs over Stoney Creek) late yesterday, after 5pm.

  • There is footage of the crews starting to clear this culvert yesterday on the West Coast Civil Defence Facebook page.

Milford road staying closed Monday/today and into Tuesday morning

Due to flooding in the south of the South Island, SH94 Milford Rd is expected to remain closed all day Monday as heavy rain is forecast to keep falling. The next update for this road will be 1pm Tuesday, 4 February.

SH94 Milford Road is closed between Cascade Creek and West Gate (the Chasm).

Please check our web maps nzta.govt.nz/traffic/west-coast(external link) and the social media links for updates.

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