Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is advising that the northbound lanes on the State Highway 1 Urban Motorway are closed prior to Aotea Quay, including the Arras and Terrace tunnels, due to a serious crash.
One southbound lane is currently closed for emergency services and the Serious Crash Unit which are currently on site.
It is expected that the northbound lanes will be closed for up to two hours and will likely affect peak hour traffic.
Motorists heading north out of Wellington are advised to avoid the area and use an alternative route, or delay travel if possible.
There is a temporary speed restriction for southbound traffic and queues are building quickly. Waka Kotahi urges southbound motorists to adhere to the speed limits, avoid being distracted and keep eyes on the road.
Updates will be posted on the Waka Kotahi Facebook and Twitter accounts, and the website.
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