Boulder blocks west coast road after falling off cliff

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State Highway 6 on the west coast is expected to remain closed until tomorrow afternoon after a large section of the cliff face fell onto the road.

A large part of the rock face that fell on SH6.
Photo: Delivered / NZ Police

The boulder blocks the road at Barrytown in the Gray District – the main road connecting Punakaiki to Greymouth

Police said the rock will likely keep the road closed until noon, but Waka Kotahi said the road was now closed for the weekend and the next update will be Monday afternoon.

Police advise motorists to use an alternative route.

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