16 Jun 2014

Fire and crash close Canterbury highway

5:55 pm on 16 June 2014

A fire in a country pub and an unrelated car crash have closed State Highway 7 in Canterbury on Monday.

The Fire Service was notified about 2.30pm on Monday about a fire at the Waipara Hotel in North Canterbury, and work to contain it has closed the highway in Waipara.

A New Zealand Transport Agency spokesperson said a detour is available.

However, a car crash has closed State Highway 7 between the Hanmer Springs turnoff and Culverden, and no detour is available.