News from NZ Police at 11.55am
There has been a fire at the Pauatahanui General Store on the Paekakariki Hill Rd. Because of the fire, police have closed the road to all traffic between SH58 (Paremata Haywards Rd) and Grays Road.
Traffic on State Highway 1 is asked not to use Grays Road/SH58 to get to Lower Hutt.
They should drive into Wellington and use State Highway 2.
Police also ask that drivers not use Paekakariki Hill Road.
3pm: The DomPost reports the road has been reopened.