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Fatal crash closes SH1 near Ōtaki

Due to a serious crash earlier this morning, State Highway 1 is closed just south of the Ōtaki River Bridge, between the intersections with Old Hautere Rd and Te Waka Road.

The Serious Crash Unit is attending, so please expect delays and be patient in the area.

The road remains is expected to remain this way for the next few hours.

A short detour route in place and is suitable for heavy vehicles

This southbound detour is via Addington Rd and then Te Waka Road, with the reverse applying for northbound vehicles