11 Dec 2019

State Highway1 at Rangitata reopened

8:59 pm on 11 December 2019

State Highway 1 at the Rangitata bridge is now open.

Rangitata River remains flood on Sunday 8 December, 2019.

The flooding of the Rangitata River caused State Highway 1 to be closed. Photo: Facebook / Timaru District Council

The Transport Agency closed the bridge on Saturday after heavy rain in South Canterbury caused the Rangitata River to spill across the highway.

The agency said the floodwaters are now under control.

A temporary speed limit is in place, and a small amount of water remains at the intersection of State Highway 1 and State Highway 79 at Orari.

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