Wellington Scoop

Congestion, then crash, delay traffic on SH1

There’ve been delays for northbound traffic on State Highway 1 this afternoon, and not only because of the long weekend.

At 2.45, the NZTA reported “significant congestion” between the end of the motorway at Peka Peka and past Otaki. It blamed the congestion on holiday traffic.

The congestion was continuing two hours later, with queues back to south of Peka Peka. It hadn’t cleared till 6.45.

At 5.30, a complication: northbound lanes at Te Horo were closed by a crash between a car and a motorbike south of School Road. One person was injured,

NZTA said emergency services and a helicopter were on their way. The emergency services arrived at 5.55, and all lanes were reopened by 6.45, after more delays.