15 Apr 2017

SH1 south of Kaikōura closed again due to slip

4:21 pm on 15 April 2017

A new slip has been discovered on State Highway 1 south of Kaikōura, closing the road until several thousand cubic metres of material can be removed.

The slip on State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura, which came down in heavy rain on 5 April 2017.

One of the recent slips on State Highway 1, south of Kaikōura. Photo: NZ Transport Agency

The Transport Agency said it could take at least two days to clear the slip, which is the site of previous slips.

The inland road to Kaikōura, Route 70 via Waiau and Mt Lyford, is still open.

When the slip has been cleared, the state highway to the south of Kaikōura will only be open between 7am and 6pm.

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