Wellington Scoop

Tree danger closes SH1 in Hataitai

Ruahine Street, which carries all State Highway 1 traffic east of the Mt Victoria Tunnel, was closed for thirty minutes yesterday afternoon.

The Transport Agency said this was because of emergency maintenance.

The reason was a potential risk of part of a tree falling onto the traffic lanes.

Emergency work was carried out by NZTA contractors to ensure the safety of road users and to prevent any potential incidents.

There was some congestion as traffic was diverted through Hataitai.