West Coast road closed until at least end of January

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West Coast road closed until at least end of January

Postby wayno » Sun 08 Dec, 2019 6:07 pm

A massive slip blocking State Highway 6 on the West Coast will take at least six weeks to fix, devastating the region's tourism, Westland District Council Mayor Bruce Smith said.

Road closures, power and telecommunications blackouts left tourists stuck alongside residents in isolated West Coast communities, with a 200km-stretch of State Highway 6 between Haast and Harihari shut after major slips and damage from torrential rain.

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Re: West Coast road closed until at least end of January

Postby Warin » Sun 08 Dec, 2019 7:37 pm

That will change a few Xmass plans.

Hopefully they will enjoy the change, there are worse spots to get stuck.
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Re: West Coast road closed until at least end of January

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 09 Dec, 2019 6:48 pm

Lovely location and drive when we went there. Shame it’ll be trapped for the loss of tourism for the township. Checking AppleMap and traffic condition, looks like Fox Glacier is also having access issues with Haas Hwy seemingly losing one side of the road.
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Re: West Coast road closed until at least end of January

Postby john l » Tue 10 Dec, 2019 7:33 am

tough part of the world we got held up with the slide south of wataroa last feb then they lost a bridge just after we got back to oz
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