Police have closed a part of State Freeway 1 close to Burnham Navy Camp, south of Christchurch, whereas they search a home.
Waka Kotahi / NZTA has reported a 3.5km stretch of the highway is closed from Burnham Street to Dunns Crossing Street.
A police spokesperson mentioned a pre-planned search was being carried out of an handle in Burnham.
The spokesperson mentioned police would offer particulars on what if something was seized and any arrests later at this time.
SH1 BURNHAM, CANTERBURY – DETOUR – 8:15AM FRI, 16 JULY
Because of a police operation within the space SH1 is closed from Burnham Rd to Dunns Crossing Rd. A detour is in place through Two Chain Rd. Anticipate some delays till this has been cleared. ^SM pic.twitter.com/OSNmMOfs1U
— Waka Kotahi NZTA Canterbury & West Coast (@WakaKotahiCWC) July 15, 2021