17 Oct 2012

SH1 north of Tawa fully open again

8:30 pm on 17 October 2012

State Highway 1 north of Wellington is fully open again after strong winds blew down trees along the roadside on Wednesday, partly blocking northbound lanes.

Northbound traffic was down to one lane at one stage, causing traffic backup and delay, but the

Transport Agency says contractors cleared the trees and by early evening the backed-up traffic had cleared.

The incident occurred just north of the Tawa off-ramp.