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SH1 traffic at standstill after truck and two cars collide near Paekakariki

News from NZ Police at 4.25pm
Police are advising motorists on State Highway 1 on the Kapiti Coast to delay their travel following a crash.< A truck and two cars collided in the northbound lane between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki.

There are reports of injuries.

The northbound lane of the road is closed.

Traffic is at a standstill in the area.

Southbound traffic is being diverted over the Paekakariki Hill Road, however this is not suitable for trucks and heavy vehicles.

Northbound traffic is being diverted down the southbound lane of State Highway One.

Motorists are being advised to expected lengthy delays.

The delays had finally eased at 9.30pm.