Motorway blocked for an hour by crash involving six cars and motorbike

News from NZ Police at 7am
Emergency services are dealing with a large crash about 1 kilometre south of Porirua on State Highway One. The crash involved six cars and a motorbike.

As a result, the motorway is completely blocked.

But there are no reports of serious injuries.

The crash was reported to police at 6.40am.

Motorists are asked to delay their travel or take alternate routes through Tawa or over the Haywards.

News from NZ Transport Agency at 7.35
Southbound traffic on SH1 is being diverted through Tawa while emergency services are dealing with the crash. Expect major delays.

News from NZ Police at 7.45
The crash south of Porirua on SH1 has now been cleared and the road is fully open.

Six cars and one motorbike were involved in the crash. There were no serious injuries with the majority of the occupants not requiring any medical treatment.

A woman who is 6 months pregnant and the male motorcyclist have been taken to Wellington Hospital for medical checks as a precaution.

News from NZ Transport Agency at 7.50
The crash on SH1 is now clear. Expect significant delays while the traffic backlog clears. Delay your journey if possible.

News from NZ Transport Agency at 8.45
Southbound traffic on SH1 is starting to improve after the crash. The queue is now back to the Paremata roundabout

News from NZ Transport Agency at 9.10
The backlog from the crash near Porirua is now clear. Traffic is free flowing.

 

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