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Motorbike crash at Kaitoke closes SH2 in both directions for 3 hours

The Remutaka Hill Road was closed for almost three hours tonight after a crash near Kaitoke, where a motorcyclist hit a barrier. He was taken to hospital via helicopter in a critical condition.

The road was closed in both directions from 4.50pm. It didn’t reopen till 7.35.

Motorists were asked to avoid the area if possible. They were advised that the only detour was via Palmerston North.

UPDATE from NZTA at 5:40PM
SH2 remains closed and the Serious Crash Unit is on site. Road users are advised to avoid the area and delay travel. Please note, the detour is via Palmerston North and will add 3-4 hours to your journey.

UPDATE from NZTA at 5:55PM
Our contractors are currently on site working to open Remutaka Hill as soon as possible.

UPDATE from NZTA at 6:35PM
SH2 on Remutaka Hill remains closed in both directions. Next update by 7:30pm.

The crash on Remutaka Hill has been cleared and SH2 is now OPEN. Thank you for your patience during this afternoon’s closure.

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