SH1 Desert Road closure in place until later this morning


Due to a crash early this morning involving a truck with a refrigerated trailer, the desert road (SH1) is CLOSED between Rangipo and Waiouru.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency expects the road to remain closed until late morning while crews clear the accident site.

Detours are in place – please allow at least an extra 45 minutes travel time.

Northbound traffic detour via SH49, right onto SH4. Southbound traffic-  follow the same route in reverse.

People are encouraged to visit our Journey Planner website before they travel for up to date information.

Journey Planner(external link)

An update will be provided when the road status has changed.