Motorway object punctures tyres

At least seven cars got flat tyres and another ruptured its fuel tank after driving over a chunk of metal on the Wellington motorway.

The piece of metal was discovered this morning on the southbound lane of State Highway 1 between the Aotea Quay and Murphy St off-ramps. It has since been cleared.

The chunk of metal weighed about 10kg.

At least seven cars suffered punctures and another got a ruptured fuel tank.

An NZTA spokesman said it was thought the metal came from a truck. 

The Dominion Post