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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

Drivers heading north on State Highway 1 can expect lengthy delays tonight as emergency services and contractors work hard to clear multiple crashes on the route.

A truck fire was reported just after five o’clock this evening, affecting northbound traffic on the Peka Peka to Ōtaki  expressway south of Ōtaki.

There has been a subsequent multi-vehicle collision in the same area which is also affecting northbound drivers.

Lanes are blocked causing significant congestion and travel delays for those heading north.

Drivers are encouraged to take extreme care on the expressway and, if possible, avoid the area and use old State Highway 1 to Ōtaki as an alternate route.

Updates on the highway’s status can be found on the NZTA/Waka Kotahi website: