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Crash closes left lane after J’ville off-ramp [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The crash ins now cleared and all lanes are open. Congestion remains back past the Newlands off-ramp and will take a while to clear.

 

EARLIER STORY:

Motorists heading north out of Wellington are advised that a crash around 3:00pm today has blocked the left northbound lane of SH1 after the Johnsonville off-ramp.

NZTA advises that the right hand lane is open, but ask motorists to pass with care.

Queues are currently stretching back beyond the Newlands off-ramp.