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A severe car crash happened at around 4:35 pm on SH1 (State Highway 1) Paekākāriki on the northbound lane.
The lanes northbound were blocked near Beach Rd.
Traffic throughout the afternoon, traffic has backed up along the Centennial Highway and up to Pukerua Bay.
Traffic management started managing cars going northbound and southbound under STOP/GO control at around 5:05 pm.
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Emergency services are responding to the scene. thisquality will update this article when information about the crash becomes available.
NZTA (New Zealand Traffic Agency) is advising people to delay their journey if possible while the scene gets cleaned up.
SH1 PAEKĀKĀRIKI, NORTHBOUND -CRASH – 4:35PM
Due to a #crash, the northbound lanes are BLOCKED near Beach Rd. There are significant northbound delays between Pukerua Bay and Paekākāriki. Please avoid the area or consider delaying your journey if possible. ^EH pic.twitter.com/tG4CAamLYR
— Waka Kotahi Wellington (@WakaKotahiWgtn) September 9, 2020