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Slip closes West Coast highway

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 11/09/2016

A slip has closed the road north of Punakaiki on the West Coast.

The slip came down on State Highway 6 at Meybille Bay, just south of Charleston, on Sunday afternoon and the road remained closed on Monday morning.

Contractors have been working to clear the road but the New Zealand Transport Agency hasn't given an estimate for when it will reopen.

No local detour is available - motorists travelling between Westport and Greymouth have to go via Reefton.

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