UPDATE: The Terrace Tunnel is now OPEN in both directions.
A fatal crash in the southbound lane of the Wellington Motorway just south of the Terrace Tunnel around 7:00am this morning closed the Terrace Tunnel in both directions.
Police advise emergency services are responding to the crash which involved a collision between a truck and a car. One person has died as a result of the crash.
The Serious Crash Unit is attending and the area will be closed for some time.
NZTA has asked motorists use an alternative route and expect significant delays.
The left turning lanes on Willis Street remain open so that traffic can access the Abel Smith Street detour onto The Terrace.
Unfortunately, congestion is heavy throughout the city, particularly on The Terrace and along the waterfront.
An update is expected at 12:30pm