The NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 1 North Of Kaikoura at Kekerungu has been closed due to a serious truck crash.
UPDATE: SH1 is now fully re-opened north of Kaikoura - 1:05pm
Police have closed the road after a serious truck crash near Kererungu Road, reports are that the truck is on fire. The highway is expected to be closed for some time while the crash scene is attended to by emergency services. No detours are available and travellers are advised to delay their journeys.
We thank people for their patience and understanding.
Updates will be issued on the NZ Transport Agency's Canterbury/West Coast Twitter feed - @nztacwc
For more information please call 0800 4 highways or visit www.highwayinfo.govt.nz(external link)