Wellington Scoop

Crash closes southbound lanes on motorway for 14 hours

Southbound lanes on the Wellington motorway between Ngauranga and Aotea Quay were closed at 6.10am due to a crash.

The NZTA advised at midday:

Vehicle recovery is underway and the road is likely to remain closed for another few hours.

Please detour via the Old Hutt Road and allow extra time for the journey.

News from NZTA at 8.25pm
This crash is now clear and the Urban Motorway is now open. Aotea Quay off-ramp remains closed until further notice. Heavy vehicles detour via Hutt Rd & light vehicles via Murphy St off-ramp.

UPDATE at 8.40pm
Aotea Quay off-ramp remains closed due to barrier and surface damage from the crash. Contractors will further assess the situation in order to confirm damages.