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Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast5 days ago

NZTA and Fulton Hogan have done an amazing job of getting SH73 open in such a short time. Great work!

For more information and to get the latest road condions around the South Island go to https://journeys.nzta.govt.nz/

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

Civil Defence Media Release # 8
The Westland District Council Emergency Operations Centre will stand down after the 1500 briefing.
The weather situation and river conditions are improving. Local roads are open. SH6 from Hokitika to Franz Josef reopened at 1400. South of...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

Update 3.44 pm

SH 6 Hokitika to Franz Josef is now open to one lane.

SH 6 Franz Josef to Fox Glacier is open.

SH 73 Kumara to Arthurs Pass remains closed due to...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

An update on road conditions around the region:

SH 73 Otira to Kumara Junction remains closed until further notice. NZTA advise that the road is unlikely to open today. The alternative route is via Lewis Pass, SH 7.

SH...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

Media Update 1

08 November 2018 at 11.00 pm

West Coast Weather Event

The Emergency Coordination Centre at the West Coast Regional Council remains activated and monitoring Thursdays storm.

Some local roads are...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

The public are advised to please take care if travelling on the roads and travel only if absolutely necessary.

Some local roads are are closed due to surface flooding and assessment will take place at first light.

NZTA...

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