As of 07:29 am on Monday 20 December 2021 the road is closed at Manakau because of a crash:
CAR VS TRUCK SH1 MANAKAU – ROAD CLOSED
Reports of a concrete truck vs car just north of South Manakau Rd in Manakau and the road is now closed. Truck on it’s side in a driveway. Truck driver is mostly fine. Detour via South Manakau Rd and the Manakau Village
YOU CAN STILL GET LEVIN TO OTAKI, JUST FOLLOW SMALL DETOUR. THIS IS SUITABLE FOR TRUCKS AND HEAVY VEHICLES BUT ONLY IF YOU DO NOT TRAVEL PAST MANAKAU HEIGHTS RD ON SOUTH MANAKAU RD (trucks will get stuck that way)
Expect major delays and for the road to be closed for several hours. Serious Crash is attending and also a crane will be needed to right the truck later
Update 08.30 am: put off travel if you can as traffic is completely stalled.
Fatal crash, SH1, Manakau
Police can confirm one person has died following a crash on State Highway One, Manakau earlier this morning.
Emergency services were alerted to the crash between a car and truck shortly before 6am.
The driver of the car died at the scene.
The truck driver sustained moderate injuries.
The road remains closed while Police continue the scene examination.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible and to expect delays.