Crash blocks major Wellington road

An seven-vehicle crash completely blocked State Highway 1 into Wellington this morning.

The crash, which happened at 5.40am in the southbound lane of State Highway 1 south of Porirua, police said.

Six cars and a motorbike were involved in the accident.

A pregnant woman and a male motorcyclist were taken to Wellington Hospital for precautionary medical checks.

The full cause of the accident was not yet known but weather likely played a part.

The motorway had been ''completely blocked'' southbound, but the crash was now cleared, police said.

The Dominion Post