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.
SH1 MANAKAU TO OHAU RIVER BRIDGE, MANAWATU-WHANGANUI – SURFACE FLOODING – 8:30AM [Tuesday 14 December 2021]
Due to surface flooding between Manakau and Ohau River Bridge, there is a temporary speed limit of 30km/h in place. Please slow down, take extra care & drive to the conditions. ^LZ
Given the heavy rain forecast for a couple more days yet surface flooding may well occur or persist for a while. See Metservice.
Following community engagement on SH1 Ōtaki to Levin safety improvements in July this year, we have refined our plan for infrastructure improvements in the Kuku section of the road, to make this stretch safer.