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 closures 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.