9 Mar 2018

SH1 south of Kaikōura shut down after slip

4:45 pm on 9 March 2018

State Highway 1 south of Kaikōura has been closed this afternoon by a slip, with motorists being told to take the alternative inland route to the town.

Map of SH1 closure

Photo: Supplied/ NZTA

The Transport Agency said the slip is between Ferniehurst and Peketa, and the next update on when the road will re-open won't be until tomorrow morning.

It said people can use the Inland Road through Waiau to get to Kaikōura.

State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura is still open.