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Two injured in crash on SH58 at Whitby

News from NZ Police
Two people have been injured in a crash on State Highway 58 near the intersection with James Cook Drive in Whitby.

Police were called to the two-vehicle collision shortly before 6.20pm.

Two people were injured in the crash, one with serious injuries who is being airlifted to hospital.

A section of State Highway 58 was closed due to the crash, with the expectation of significant delays.

Eastbound traffic was being diverted onto Postgate Drive and traffic travelling west was being diverted onto Joseph Banks Drive. The road was not fully reopened till 10pm.

News from NZTA
Two northbound lanes of SH1 in the Ngauranga Gorge were blocked this evening by a crash near Tyers Road at 6.55pm.

One lane was cleared after half an hour, but traffic was backed up along the urban motorway.

Both lanes were reopened at 7.40.