State Highway 1 closed following crash in southern Marlborough


5.55 pm

The highway is now open, but subject to stop/go traffic management and a 30 km/hr temporary speed limit.

Drivers can expect delays as contractors and emergency services continue to clear the crash scene.

Motorists are asked to follow the temporary speed limit and follow the instructions of road crews and emergency services on site.

4.45 pm

Due to a crash, State Highway 1 is now closed south of Ward, near the intersection with Ure Road and the Waima River bridge.

The incident, involving a single vehicle occurred around 4.45 pm. Emergency services are at the scene

There are no local detours and traffic can not pass the crash scene at this time.

Drivers travelling between Kaikoura and Blenheim can expect delays while the crash scene is cleared.