4 Oct 2018

Lindis Pass closes after crash

8:43 am on 4 October 2018

The Lindis Pass in Otago will be closed for up to two hours tomorrow to recover a truck involved in a crash 17km north of Tarras.

The Lindis Pass

The Lindis Pass closes today. Photo: Flickr / Kal

State Highway 8 south of Goodger Road will be closed from 9am this morning.

Motorists travelling between Omarama and Cromwell have been advised to postpone their trip during this time.

North-bound traffic will be diverted at Cromwell.

South-bound motorists will need to travel towards Palmerston on State Highway 1 before turning onto State Highway 85

NZTA says a crane is being brought in to lift the truck back onto the road.

Police said the truck collided with a car about 12.30am yesterday.

The truck driver was uninjured, but the driver of the car was transported to hospital with moderate injuries.