Wednesday, March 6, 2024

UPDATE POLICE ADVISE ROAD IS NOW OPEN 3:40PM - NZTA/Waka Kotahi Traffic Bulletin:— Car Crash on Takaka Hill Wed 6 March -

UPDATE: State Highway 60 Tākaka Hill closed following serious crash 

UPDATE 3:40pm 

Police advise that the road is now open.

Takaka Highway has now reopened following a two vehicle crash that resulted in two people receiving minor and moderate injuries. 

Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.

Police would like to thank members of the public for their patience while the road was closed.

2:05 pm:

State Highway 60 Tākaka Hill is now open to traffic under stop/go traffic controls.

Drivers can expect delays while travelling the route. They should take extra care when travelling through the crash site.


NZTA/Waka Kotahi  wants to thank drivers for their patience and co-operation while contractors and emergency services continue their work.



1:35 pm:

Drivers travelling between Motueka and Tākaka must delay their travel as emergency services attend a serious car crash on the Tākaka Hill.


The incident was reported just after midday and occurred near Bates and Canaan Roads.

Police have confirmed two vehicles were involved, with one person in a critical condition and one person  in a serious condition. The Police Serious Crash Unit has also been advised.


SH60 Tākaka Hill is currently closed and will remain so until the crash site is clear, and a Police scene examination is carried out. This is expected to take several hours.

Pigeon Post News, Richmond.

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