Holiday afternoon traffic on SH1 queued from Otaki to Levin

Holiday congestion, and a bus in trouble, caused lengthy delays to southbound traffic on State Highway 1 today.

Here are some of the brief summaries tweeted by the NZ Transport Agency:

Otaki queue now approaching Levin. Expect major delays

The southbound queue in Otaki is now approaching Manakau. Expect long delays

Expect major delays near Paekakariki. Northbound queue from Pukerua Bay. Southbound queue approaching Paraparaumu.

And also

A bus is blocking the southbound lane on State Highway 1 at the intersection with Paekakariki Hill Rd. Expect significant delays in both directions

The bus has been cleared from State Highway 1 in Paekakariki. Expect long delays in both directions while the backlog clears


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