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Five fire crews called to chemical spill at Ngauranga

Report from RNZ
Two people were taken to hospital this morning after a chemical spill at a Wellington business which forced a lane of State Highway 1 to close.

Fire and Emergency sent five crews to the site on Centennial Highway at the bottom of the Ngauranga Gorge shortly after 6.30am.

Wellington Free Ambulance said they had been called out to the Woodward Group building at 12 Centennial Highway, the company which manages and supplies the Wishbone pre-packed foods and cafes.

The left southbound lane of State Highway 1 was blocked and motorists were told to expect delays.

The two people who work at the business were taken to hospital as a precaution. The chemical was unidentified and firefighters in hazmat suits were clearing the spill.

News from NZ Police
Emergency services attended an incident on Centennial Highway, Ngauranga.

A chemical substance has spilled at a commercial property.

Police were notified around 6.55am.

No injuries have been reported.

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