A Wellington motorway has re-opened after a multi-vehicle
crash blocked the southbound lane near Porirua.
Six cars and one motorcycle were involved in the crash at
6.40am on State Highway 1, about 1km south of Porirua, Senior
Sergeant Marc Clausen of police central communications said.
Nobody was seriously injured, with most of the occupants
requiring no medical treatment.
However, the motorcyclist and a woman who was six months'
pregnant were taken to Wellington Hospital for precautionary
Police said the motorway had been cleared and was fully open
as at 7.45am.
They had earlier asked motorists to delay their travel or
take alternate routes, through Tawa or over the Haywards
The cause of the crash was not yet known.