A photo from the top of the large slip blocking SH75 at Deception Point near Otira.

Arthur's Pass closed due to flooding, slips cover roads, rivers breach their banks

A photo from the top of the large slip blocking at Deception Point near Otira.

Work is underway to clear a large slip across the main highway north of Arthur's Pass village.

Arthur's Pass closed due to flooding, slips cover roads, rivers breach their banks

Work is underway to clear a large slip across the main highway north of Arthur's Pass village.

The highway through Arthur's Pass may not reopen on Thursday.

Arthur's Pass closed due to flooding, slips cover roads, rivers breach their banks

The highway through Arthur's Pass may not reopen on Thursday.

Wardens Creek near Arthur's Pass village has blown out, dumping boulders and debris across the State Highway.

Arthur's Pass closed due to flooding, slips cover roads, rivers breach their banks

Wardens Creek near Arthur's Pass village has blown out, dumping boulders and debris across the State Highway.

Summer weather bomb low: The cemetery at Karamea.

Arthur's Pass closed due to flooding, slips cover roads, rivers breach their banks

Summer weather bomb low: The cemetery at Karamea.

Grey River is high at 8am on Thursday, after extremely heavy rain overnight.

The summer weather 'bomb low' in pictures

Grey River is high at on Thursday, after extremely heavy rain overnight.

Dramatic clouds gathering over Motueka on Wednesday night, as captured by Jac Lynch.

The summer weather 'bomb low' in pictures

Dramatic clouds gathering over Motueka on Wednesday night, as captured by Jac Lynch.

Road closed at Inangahua junction due to flooding.

The summer weather 'bomb low' in pictures

Road closed at Inangahua junction due to flooding.

A slip on SH73 between Jacksons and Otira closed the road. Picture: NZTA/Twitter

The summer weather 'bomb low' in pictures

Photos taken on Thursday morning of SH7 going into Stillwater, near Greymouth.

Arthur's Pass closed due to flooding, slips cover roads, rivers breach their banks

Photos taken on Thursday morning of going into Stillwater, near Greymouth.

Slip caused by heavy West Coast rain is cleared at Barrytown allowing traffic to use one lane.

Arthur's Pass closed due to flooding, slips cover roads, rivers breach their banks

Slip caused by heavy West Coast rain is cleared at Barrytown allowing traffic to use one lane.

Kaiata racecourse under flood on Thursday, January 19

Arthur's Pass closed due to flooding, slips cover roads, rivers breach their banks

Kaiata racecourse under flood on Thursday, January 19

Flooding and slips on State Highway 7 through the Lewis Pass.

Arthur's Pass closed due to flooding, slips cover roads, rivers breach their banks

Flooding and slips on State Highway 7 through the Lewis Pass.

Extremely heavy rain has seen the Grey River on the West Coast rise high.

Arthur's Pass closed due to flooding, slips cover roads, rivers breach their banks

Extremely heavy rain has seen the Grey River on the West Coast rise high.

Water levels are high at Runanga on the West Coast.

Arthur's Pass closed due to flooding, slips cover roads, rivers breach their banks

Water levels are high at Runanga on the West Coast.

Nelson's Lake Rotoiti rose after Wednesday's "bomb low".

Weekend weather warnings in place for Nelson region

Nelson's Lake Rotoiti rose after Wednesday's "bomb low".

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