Crown Range Rd to close for rock removal

The Crown Range Road will close briefly this morning to allow unstable rocks on the Queenstown side to be removed.

The operation just north of Eastburn Rd would begin with a period of one-lane, stop-go traffic from 10.30am followed by a  closure of up to 15 minutes, the Queenstown Lakes District Council said.

This would be followed by another period of one-lane, stop-go traffic with the road back to normal two-lane operation by midday.

Roads in the area were dryer, but with temperatures still hovering around freezing in some areas there remained a risk of ice, especially in sheltered spots that get less sun during the day.

Chains should be carried over the Crown Range.

Rockfalls remained a danger across the district, especially through the Devil's Staircase between Frankton and Kingston.



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