23 Feb 2018

Kaikoura road closed for days with slips after Gita

From Morning Report, 8:20 am on 23 February 2018

It only reopened two months ago after the Kaikoura quake, but State Highway 1 to the north and south of the town is set to remain closed again until at least the middle of next week thanks to ex-cyclone Gita. The town itself was drenched with more than a quarter of its normal annual rainfall in just 18 hours when Gita struck with even heavier falls in surrounding areas. That's washed a huge amount of material from already unstable hillsides onto the highway. With more on the big clean up job we're joined by the Transport Agency's Earthquake Recovery Manager Tim Crow.