Slip, crash delaying morning motorists

Commuters backed up as roads blocked

TIM DONOGHUE
GENERAL REPORTER
Last updated 07:30 26/07/2012
Roroa Cres
PHIL REID/Dominion Post

CLEAN UP: Slip in Roroa Cres, Karori.

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Karori commuters travelling into Wellington City via Aro St are being advised to expect delays this morning following a slip on Raroa Cres.

Meanwhile commuters heading south on State Highway One from Porirua to Wellington were delayed by a nose-to-tail accident between Porirua and the Tawa turnoff.

A ute and a car were involved in a nose to tail accident. The damaged vehicles, trapped in the right lane, caused significant delays to traffic flows.

The lane was cleared about 8.15am.

The Raroa Cres slip was one of two major dumps on Wellington roads overnight - the other being on State Highway 2 (northbound) near Horokiwi, south of Petone.

Sergeant Peter Theobald of police communications said the Raroa Cres slip happened in the early morning between Chaytor St and the left hand turn heading towards  the Northland Tunnel.

"The council are on their way to clear that," Mr Theobald said.

Raroa Cres traffic would be limited to a single lane while the slip is cleared.

"Motorists should expect delays there," Mr Theobald said.

He said the major Horokiwi slip occurred about 4.30am.

There were two minor non-injury crashes involving cars which ploughed into the slip debris.

"That slip was cleared quickly."

Mr Theobald said both northbound lanes on State Highway Two were open this morning.

Contact Tim Donoghue
General reporter
Email: tim.donoghue@dompost.co.nz

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