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Torrential rain has caused a large slip onto State Highway 6 (also known as Rocks Road) at Nelson this morning.
The slip was initially blocking both lanes, however roading contractors have managed to open one lane for heavy heavy vehicles (trucks) only, with other vehicles being detoured south from Nelson along Waimea Road, and north from Annesbrook towards Nelson along Waimea Road.
It's not known how long these detours will be in place for as engineers are concerned about the stability of the hill at the scene of the slip.
Further updates will follow once more information comes to hand.