Kaikoura Slip Almost Done


More progress tonight on the Kaikoura slip.

Both lanes of State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura are opening.

NZTA says the severe weather affecting many parts of the country and forecast to continue over much of the weekend, is not expected to have a major impact at the slip site. However a close eye will be kept on the weather in case that situation changes.

Only one lane of the highway was opened late yesterday afternoon, after it was closed for six days following a massive land slip last Friday night. The rail line almost opened.

NZTA’s Peter Connors says crews are still cleaning up at the site and motorists could face delays of up to 30 minutes.

“We ask for them to be patient with the measures that are in place to control traffic flows. The NZTA appreciates the huge effort put in by the crew working on clearing the slip over the last six days. They have worked incredibly hard to get this highway open to allow the flow of freight through to the earthquake hit Canterbury region.”





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