Motorway object punctures tyres

Last updated 11:05 21/05/2014

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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. 

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- The Dominion Post

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