State Highway 1 closed near Ōhau again on 12 January 2021

Once again all traffic, northbound and southbound, came to a standstill near Ōhau on Tuesday 12 January 2021, a very hot and sunny day. The crash happened around 1pm and the road reopened around 5 pm.

Our sympathies to those involved.

It’s only 4 weeks since the road was closed for a few hours in almost the same spot on 12 December 2020 when a cabin fell off a trailer on the Ōhau bridge. These road clsures are one of the perils of living at Waikawa Beach, I guess.

State Highway One, near Levin, has re-opened several hours after a serious crash closed the road – creating a massive backlog of traffic.…

The New Zealand Transport Agency earlier said there was no detour due to the location of the crash – near the Ōhau Bridge.

Police say two people were seriously injured in the crash, which involved a motorcycle and truck.

A helicopter was at the scene, and due to the lack of a detour, motorists were advised to avoid the area.

Source: State Highway 1 closed near Levin due to crash | RNZ News.

Traffic at a standstill just south of  Levin.
Traffic at a standstill just south of Levin.

One thought on “State Highway 1 closed near Ōhau again on 12 January 2021”

  1. I saw it first hand and wish I didn’t. Terrible accident.
    I drove home on the beach from Otaki to avoid the congestion and stopped for a swim as it was a beautiful arvo.
    But I have to say the countless four wheel drivers doing the same we’re going way too fast !
    It’s not a motorway ffs!

    Usual residence: Waikawa

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