SHI Closed by Storm

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SH1 closed between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki overnight

Wellington Police were warning motorists that State Highway One was closed between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki after it sustained weather damage overnight.

The road was closed around 12:30am as the high tide was washing across both lanes.

As seen in the photo, there was damage to the road and Police said this needed to be further assessed.

The Paekakariki Hill Road is available as a detour for light vehicles only, this detour can add up to 30 minutes to travel times.

However, there were some further delays as southbound traffic which had been stopped at the road closure overnight was backed up past the turn off to Paekakariki Hill Road.

Plans were to reopen the southbound lane of SH1 as soon as possible, but the northbound lane needed to be assessed.

Motorists were asked to avoid travel until a further update could be provided.

Update: A south-bound was opened by 7.00am.