Timaru District Closures

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Published: 20 Jun 2015

Facility Closures

Council advises that the Geraldine Transfer Station will return to normal operating hours on Saturday 20 June.


SH 79 Geraldine To Fairlie – Closed due to snow

  • 100% of Sealed network accessible – Icy conditions expected throughout the weekend – Contractors will be on call for gritting where required
  • 85% of unsealed network accessible

Area’s still affected by snow are:

  • Arundel – Crews currently working in the area, will be open by end of the day 
  • Rangitata Gorge – 40km open – the last 8km accessible with 4WD only - waiting for specialised equipment to arrive


All sites have been cleared off road, require clean-up next week.


Care must be taken with driving in wintry conditions. It is likely that the roads will freeze over this evening and therefore extra care will be needed. We recommend that residents minimise travel in snow affected area’s for the next few days.

A further update will be issued when circumstances change.

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021