Wellington Scoop

Slips close Rimutaka Hill Road

The Rimutaka Hill Road has been closed in both directions today by a number of slips.

The Transport Agency first announced the closure at 10.30 this morning. It said that a detour was in place via SH1, SH57 & SH3.

At midday, the Agency expected to reopen the road by 1pm.

At 1pm, it reported that work was taking longer than expected and it hoped that the road would be reopened by 3pm.

But at 3pm, there were more slips and the Agency said the road was “closed till further notice.”

It is now promising an update at 6pm.

UPDATE: The promised update failed to arrive. The Transport Agency website states that the road is still closed. However the DomPost reports (Friday morning) that the road has been reopened.