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SH1 near Ōtaki closed due to serious crash


The NZ Transport Agency is advising State Highway 1 near Ōtaki will remain closed until further notice due to a serious crash.

A detour is in place and sign posted for both north and southbound traffic, but please be advised this is not suitable for heavy vehicles.

An update will be posted on our website and social media pages when the road is reopened.

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