Road Closures due to extreme weather conditions

Jan 23, 2019

Update 10.30am, 24 January 2019:

Glenorchy Road is now open.  There are speed restrictions in place to please take extra care.   This afternoon there will be stop/go operating on some stretches of the road to allow crews to safety work on powerlines.  Please allow extra time for your journey. 



Update 8am, 24 January 2019:

Please see below for the latest update on road conditions in the Queenstown Lakes District: 

  • Glenorchy Road remains closed this morning. We have a crew out there sweeping the road and will provide an update by 9am.

  • Speargrass Flat Road between Hunter and Domain Road is likely to remain closed through the day. It was simply too dangerous for crews to work there yesterday but they have been onsite since 6am working on clearing it.

  • Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road is clear and open.

Thanks for your patience as we deal with the aftermath of some pretty scary conditions.

There are many roads affected throughout the district and we are working hard to have the affected roads clear of debris as soon as possible. Please take care.


Update 10pm, 23 January 2019: 

The following roads remain closed due to extreme weather conditions.   Please stay safe and follow any signage: 

  • Speargrass Flat Road in Queenstown has been closed between Hunter and Domain Road.  The road is currently blocked by fallen trees/debri.  This section of road will remain closed overnight for safety reasons. 
  • Glenorchy Road will remain closed overnight.  
  • Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road is now clear but will remain closed until the power is reconnected. 

Hogan's Gully Road is now clear and open. 

We will provide a further update around 8am.