The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 1 north of Pūhoi is closed in both directions after a fatal crash.
The crash involving a car and a truck happened between Pūhoi and Mahurangi West Road.
It’s not clear when the road will reopen. Please avoid the area or delay your journey.
The detour for traffic heading south is to turn off SH1 at Woodcocks Road, go on to SH16 and then Kahikatea Flat Road to return to SH1 at Silverdale. It’s the same detour in reverse for traffic heading north, turning off SH1 at Dairy Flat Highway to get to Kahikatea Flat Road. Or take SH16 from the city.
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