News | Motoring
27 Jan 2020 16:48
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Motoring

    Highways are closed on both sides of the South Island due to flooding, slips and rising rivers

    Highways are closed on both sides of the South Island due to flooding, slips and rising rivers


    In Canterbury, State Highway One is closed between Ashburton and Timaru at the Rangitata River bridge due to the rising river - and the inland bridge at Arundel is also not passable meaning there's no detour.

    A local state of emergency has been declared in Timaru due to the heavy rain.

    The Arthur's Pass state highway 73 link between Canterbury and the West Coast is down to a single lane at Candy's Bend due to a slip.

    Torrential rain overnight and today has brought down multiple slips across State Highway six, meaning the highway is closed from Hokitika through the Haast Pass to Makarora.

    Part of a washed out bridge near Te Taho is being assessed.

    Authorities in Queenstown and Wanaka are responding to high lake levels - by shutting off more wastewater services and providing more sandbags.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


     Other Motoring News
     27 Jan: Police are continuing to investigate following a double fatality on a Southland road yesterday
     27 Jan: The AA's predicting a dramatic cut to premium petrol prices
     26 Jan: Organisers of this year's Karaka sales are hoping to hit $85-million this week
     26 Jan: It's hoped a long-term workforce plan will make delivering essential housing, schooling, roading and hospital infrastructure, faster and easier
     25 Jan: Motorists are being asked to avoid the area of a fatal accident near Cambridge, in the Waikato
     24 Jan: Advice for holiday-makers heading out of Auckland
     22 Jan: Two people have serious injuries, after a two-car crash on Auckland's Northwestern Motorway
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Anton Cooper has won the national cross country mountain biking championships in Dunedin More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Hottest 100 outliers The Tenants look back on You Shit Me To Tears, 20 years later More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    John Boyega bought his mom and dad a house 16:30

    Health & Safety:
    While it's likely New Zealand will get a coronavirus case, it's unlikely it will rapidly spread 16:27

    Basketball:
    Grammys ceremony shaken by Kobe Bryant's death, as fans gather outside Staples Centre 16:27

    Cricket:
    South Africa's off to a steady start in its pursuit of 116 to beat the White Ferns in the second ODI at Eden Park outer oval 16:17

    Basketball:
    Kobe Bryant's NBA career with the LA Lakers was great. His influence and legacy were greater 16:07

    Entertainment:
    Hilary Duff had the "coolest" honeymoon 16:00

    Entertainment:
    Kourtney Kardashian "wishes" she was pregnant 15:30

    Motoring:
    Police are continuing to investigate following a double fatality on a Southland road yesterday 15:27

    Basketball:
    NBA games go ahead despite Kobe Bryant's death, with players and fans paying tribute 15:17

    Politics:
    Indonesia plans to build '10 new Balis' across the country to lure more international tourists 15:07


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd