22 Feb 2018

Gita: Storm damages Wellington, South Island highways

From Morning Report, 6:43 am on 22 February 2018

A number of main roads, including SH1 near Paekakariki and SH60 in Golden Bay, were closed on Wednesday as ex-cyclone Gita swept over the New Zealand coastline, bringing landslips, fallen trees and storm surges. SH1 is reopening, but SH60 remains closed, leaving Takaka Hill cut off. The New Zealand Transport Agency's Neil Walker joins us with an update on the roads.