9 Dec 2019

Reopening the South Island roads

From Lately, 10:30 pm on 9 December 2019

It's slowly becoming clear which roads are able to be repaired and reopened quickly in the South Island and which will take a bit longer. Inland Route 72 over the Upper Rangitata has reopened but state highway one will stay closed overnight.

Over the Main Divide, some roads will be open by the end of the week, but others will take much longer. NZTA's system manager, Pete Connors updates Karyn Hay on the plan for the coming days and weeks.

Mt Hercules slip

Photo: RNZ / Conan Young