Akatarawa Road now open

UPDATE 14 November 2016, 9am: Akatarawa Road is now open

11 November 2016 09.35pm: Akatarawa Road closed due to slip, expected to open 6 pm

Akatarawa Road is closed 2.6 km from the summit on the Upper Hutt side due to a slip.

Crews are currently working to clear the road.

UPDATE 2.20 pm: Clearing the slip is taking longer than previously thought. We are now expecting to reopen the road at 6 pm.

Those wishing to access the Kapiti side of the hill will need to take an alternate route.

Staglands Wildlife Reserve is still accessible from Upper Hutt.