Crash affects peak hour traffic

Last updated 18:52 18/02/2014

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A crash this afternoon clogged rush-hour traffic heading out of Wellington for more than two hours this evening.

Traffic was congested for commuters headed both towards Hutt Valley and Porirua, a Transport Agency spokesman said.

The crash occurred at Horokiwi just after 4pm but caused a backlog stretching back towards Wellington until it cleared about 6.30pm. It also affected traffic from Ngauranga wanting to join State Highway 2 to Hutt Valley.

Alternative routes were also heavily clogged. One commuter took over an hour and a half to reach the Wadestown shops on the drive from the CBD to Ngaio.

A police spokesman said the crash was a minor nose to tail, but had occurred at a time of heavy traffic.

People were also leaving the Basin Reserve after the cricket test, which had likely added to the congestion.

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- The Dominion Post

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