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Burning vehicle closes SH1 south of Waiouru for 90 minutes

News from NZ Police
State Highway 1 was closed for 90 minutes in both directions south of Waiouru late this afternoon as a result of a vehicle fire.

Police received reports of a vehicle on fire at about 4pm, at the junction of Deacons Road and State Highway One.

Police and Fire officers at the scene said there were no injuries. There were no suitable diversions so motorists were advised to avoid the area if possible.

The cause of the fire was not known.

At 5.25, SH1 was reopened in both directions. However, it was to be closed again for a short time once a tow truck arrived to clear the vehicle.