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SH1 near Karapiro CLOSED due to serious crash


UPDATE: 14 July, 4:06pm SH1 is now open.

State Highway 1 is CLOSED due to a serious crash between the intersection of State Highway 29 and Tirau.

The NZ Transport Agency says a detour is currently in place via SH 29 & SH 27 in both directions between Karapiro & Tirau. 

At this stage the highway is expected to be closed for several hours and motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journey.

For real time information on highway conditions and incidents  or to report issues on the network visit call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop(external link) on twitter.

For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can check out and sign up to On The Move at link).