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New Zealand Tourists Trapped by Storm Freed, Road Cleared

Hundreds of tourists trapped in a remote New Zealand town for 48 hours after a strong storm damaged roads were freed Saturday after authorities cleared a highway. About 600 tourists are now able to leave the remote town of Haast, 426 km (265 miles) northwest of Dunedin on the west coast of the South Island, a world heritage area famous for rugged scenery, after the road was cleared. State Highway Six reopened at 11 a.m., the NZ Transport Agency told Reuters in an email. “All...

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