Major Wellington delays on SH2 after crash

Last updated 06:50 28/02/2014
NZTA webcam - crash on SH2

An NZTA webcam shows traffic backed up near Haywards Hill on SH2 this morning.

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A spate of traffic crashes affected the morning commute for motorists heading to Wellington on State Highways 1 and 2 this morning.

The one major injury worry amid the early morning incidents involved a motorcyclist who collided with a car on the Silverstream Bridge, Upper Hutt. 

The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and arrangements were made to fly the victim to Wellington Hospital by helicopter.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter arrived at the crash scene for the pick-up about 8.10 this morning. 

The first incident was on State Highway 2 near the Manor Park intersection with the Haywards Hill about 6.20am. 

Police said the crash in a southbound lane caused extensive delays to traffic heading to Wellington from the Wairarapa and Upper Hutt.

Motorists were advised to delay travel or take the alternate route along the Eastern Hutt Road and to avoid Haywards Hill intersection area.

On State Highway 1, a van broke down while travelling south to Wellington just before 7am near Paekakariki. This incident also caused traffic backup delays on State Highway 1.

By 8.15am traffic was once again flowing on the two main highways in to Wellington City.

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