SH1 closed between Waiouru and Rangipo


State Highway 1 through the Desert Road is likely to remain closed until early this evening, following a fatal crash.

The road remains closed between Waiouru and Rangipo while the Serious Crash Unit carries out an investigation.

Road users should expect delays and check the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner for an update on the road status.

A detour is in place.

The detour for northbound traffic: turn left onto SH49, right onto SH4, right onto SH47, right onto SH46 and then left back onto SH1. Reverse for southbound.

NOTE: The detour will add at least 40 minutes to journey times.