9 Apr 2015

Manawatu Gorge road closed

5:47 pm on 9 April 2015

State highway three through the Manawatu Gorge is expected to remain closed until at least tomorrow afternoon.

Manawatu Gorge

The slip on the Manawatu Gorge Photo: Supplied / NZTA

Rockfalls along the length of the highway between Ashhurst and Woodville early this afternoon closed the road east of the Fitzherbert Road intersection.

The Transport Agency said contractors were on site and traffic is being diverted over the Saddle Road.

KiwiRail said its lines were largely unaffected.

The Manawatu gorge.

The Manawatu gorge. Photo: 123rf