Crashes and congestion nearby in 2019

We all know how problematic SH1 is between the Ōtaki roundabout and the corner of Hokio Beach Road in Levin (by Gipsy Caravans). In 2019 we kept a running log, based mainly on the NZTA Twitter account, of crashes and congestion that affect us here at Waikawa Beach.

Key details are below, but in summary: 7 crashes that closed the road or caused congestion, and 9 other days where congestion in that area was a problem. There were also many occasions where congestion between Wellington and Ōtaki was a problem.

These stats may not be quite accurate so we’ve put in an official information request asking about crashes that closed the road or caused congestion. We’ll report back when we get the data.

Meanwhile, keep an eye on the Traffic problems (2020) page, which is not necessarily updated with live information.

Crashes

  1. Sunday 22 December 2019 🚑
    SH1 OHAU, MANAWATU-WHANGANUI – SERIOUS CRASH – 2:05 A serious #crash is BLOCKING the road in both directions, north of Kuku Beach Rd.
  2. Sunday 03 November 2019 🚑
    SH1 MANAKAU – CRASH – 3:55 Due to a serious crash, the road is now CLOSED near Gleeson Road.
  3. Thursday, 19 September 2019 🚑
    SH1 OTAKI – SERIOUS CRASH – 4:55 The road is currently CLOSED to southbound traffic who are being detoured via Sth Manakau Rd and Waitohu Valley Rd.
  4. Tuesday 30 July 2019 🚑
    SH1 MANAKAU, MANAWATU-WANGANUI – SERIOUS CRASH – 9:05 There is a serious crash that is BLOCKING the northbound lane near Waikawa Beach Rd.
  5. Wednesday 10 July 2019 🚑
    SH1 MANAKAU, SOUTHBOUND – CONGESTION – 3:45 There were reports of a crash between Ohau and #Manakau just before 3pm.
  6. Sunday, 19 May 2019 19:31 🚑
    🚨CAR CRASH MANAKAU SH1🚨 Emergency services are in attendance to a 3 car crash (possibly a head on) right outside the Greenery in Manakau
  7. Sunday 27 January 2019 🚑
    SH1 MANAKAU TO ŌTAKI, SOUTHBOUND – PRIOR CRASH – 3:15 Due to a prior #crash near the intersection with Taylors Road, southbound traffic is CONGESTED between Manakau and Ōtaki.

Congestion

  1. Monday 28 October 2019 💤
    SH1 MANAKAU TO OTAKI, SOUTHBOUND – CONGESTION – 1:40PM Traffic heading south on SH1 is currently CONGESTED between Manakau and Ōtaki.
  2. Sunday 06 October 2019 💤
    SH1 MANAKAU TO ŌTAKI, SOUTHBOUND – CONGESTION –3:15 Southbound traffic is currently CONGESTED from Manakau to Otaki, with queues back to the intersection with Mokena Kohere St.
  3. Wednesday 31 July 2019 💤
    SH1 MANAKAU TO OHAU – CONGESTION – 1:35 Due to a medical event, the northbound lane is BLOCKED and there are significant delays in both directions.
  4. Monday 22 April 2019 💤
    SH1 MANAKAU TO ŌTAKI, SOUTHBOUND – HOLIDAY CONGESTION – 1:45 Traffic heading south on #SH1 is currently HEAVY between Manakau and Ōtaki.
  5. Saturday 02 March 2019 💤
    SH1 ŌTAKI, SOUTHBOUND – CONGESTION – 12 There is currently heavy southbound congestion from Manakau to Ōtaki. Please expect significant delays of up to 45 minutes.
  6. Friday, 01 March 2019 💤
    SH1 OHAU TO ŌTAKI, SOUTHBOUND – CONGESTION – 5:15 Due to increased #congestion, traffic is HEAVY heading southbound between Ohau and Ōtaki. Please expect significant delays.
  7. Sunday 17 February 2019 💤
    SH1 ŌTAKI, SOUTHBOUND – CONGESTION – 3:15 Traffic is currently HEAVY heading southbound between Manakau and Ōtaki – please expect significant #delays.
  8. Sunday, 13 January 2019 💤
    SH1 MANAKAU TO ŌTAKI, SOUTHBOUND – HOLIDAY CONGESTION – 3:15PM Traffic heading south towards Ōtaki is CONGESTED, with a queue beginning near South Manakau Road. Please expect significant #delays.
  9. Thursday 03 January 2019 💤
    UPDATE 4:05PM Traffic is currently CONGESTED southbound on #SH1 between Manakau and Ōtaki. Please expect significant delays.

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