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Serious crash closes State Highway 1 in Marlborough

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7.58pm update:

State Highway 1, near Seddon, has reopened following a serious crash this afternoon.

The road had been closed near Blind River Loop Road since around 4:30 pm this afternoon.

It reopened shortly before 8 pm.

However, it is under stop/go traffic management and a 30km/h speed restriction while investigations continue, and the scene is cleared.

This means road users can expect delays at the crash site.

Travellers can get updated details on this incident and the highway’s status on our website

Journey Planner – Nelson/Marlborough(external link)


7.05pm update:

State Highway 1, near Seddon, remains closed to all traffic following a serious crash this afternoon.

The highway is closed near Blind River Loop Road and no local detours are available.

The Police Serious Crash Unit is at the scene and the road will not reopen until their investigation is complete.

This means the highway will remain closed for several hours and will not reopen until later tonight.

Road users should delay their journey or avoid the area. Travellers can get updated details on this incident and the highways status on our website.

Journey Planner – Nelson/Marlborough(external link)

For people travelling between Blenheim and Nelson, the only available detour is the inland route via the Lewis Pass. This adds 90 minutes to two hours to travel times. 


5.08pm:

State Highway 1, near Seddon, is currently closed to all traffic following a multi-vehicle crash.

The incident occurred around 4:30 pm this afternoon.

State Highway 1 is closed near Blind River Loop Road and no local detours are available.

Road users should delay their journey or avoid the area. Travellers can get updated details on this incident and the highway’s status on our website

Journey Planner – Nelson/Marlborough(external link)

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