Short diversion on Queenstown-Glenorchy Road after slip

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Contractors have all but cleared a land slip that closed a section of the Queenstown to Glenorchy Road this morning.

The section about a mile outside Queenstown CBD between the two ends of Fernhill Road was closed at 7am.

Traffic was diverted along Fernhill Road, which meets the road at two points.

Workers on scene said they expect the road to reopen around 10am.

The slip of loose dirt is believed to have been caused by a burst water pipe.