Traffic will be heavy on highways out of Christchurch this Easter as people head off for the four-day break. The NZ Transport Agency is asking drivers to plan ahead to avoid delays and enjoy a safe trip.
NZ Transport Agency crews in South Westland have now had a chance to inspect highway structures in daylight since the Waiho River burst its banks overnight, leading to evacuations of hotels and motels north of the town.
NZ Transport Agency crews worked through the night monitoring State Highway 6 down the West Coast and through Franz Josef township, as the area was hit by torrential rain. Around 138mm fell between 11 pm and 3 am.
Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow runs this Easter, from Good Friday to Easter Sunday, 25- 27 March, attracting around 20,000 people Saturday and Sunday and half that number on the Good Friday practise day.
Traffic will be heavy on highways out of Christchurch this Easter as people head off for an enjoyable four-day break. The NZ Transport Agency is asking drivers to plan ahead to avoid delays and have a safe trip.
The New Zealand Transport Agency says the opening of Queenstown’s Glenda Drive Intersection Improvements Project, is another building block in a wider programme to improve traffic flows on rapidly growing Frankton Flats, near the town.
The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers, particularly of high-sided vehicles, and motorcyclists to take care today as high winds more than 100kph and dust affect driving across much of the South Island.