Wednesday, January 17, 2024

UPDATE: State Highway 60 Mapua closed following serious crash - (SH60 HAS REOPENED)



UPDATE: State Highway 60 Mapua closed following serious crash.(SH60 HAS REOPENED)


Update 7.35 pm:

State Highway 60 has now reopened following a fatal crash earlier today.

New Zealand Transport Agency/Waka Kotahi wants to thank drivers for their patience and understanding while emergency services and contractors attended this incident.



Update 4:10 pm:

State Highway 60 remains closed near the intersection of Mapua Road following a serious crash earlier this afternoon.

 

Local road detours are now in place from Pea Viner Corner via the Moutere Highway and back out to State Highway 60 on Gardner Valley Road.


Police are investigating the incident and the road will remain closed while they carry out their work. This is likely to take several hours.

 

Drivers are urged to avoid the area and can expect travel delays until the highway is reopened.

 

Updates on the highway’s status can be found on our website:


PREVIOUS REPORT::


State Highway 60 Mapua closed following serious crash.



Drivers travelling on State Highway 60 between Richmond and Motueka can expect delays following a serious crash on the highway this afternoon.

 

The crash near the intersection of Mapua Road, involving a car and a motorcycle, was reported just after 2.30 this afternoon.

 

The highway is currently closed while emergency services and contractors attend the crash scene.

 

The closure is expected to be in place for some time.


Drivers should avoid the area and use alternative routes. Traffic delays can be expected until the crash scene is cleared.


NZTA


Pigeon Post News, Richmond.

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