Wellington commuters face long waits after SH2 slip

A slip on northbound State Highway 2 lanes out of Wellington is causing long delays for rush hour commuters trying to leaving the city.

A slip at Petone is causing problems for commuters leaving Wellington.

Photo: NZTA

Police said the slip initially covered both northbound lanes before the Petone offramp, but one lane had been reopened.

“There has been a significant impact to traffic heading north. It is thought contractors will be at the scene for a number of hours and the other lane will remain closed,” a police spokesperson said.

Queues of traffic were building as people were leaving the city.

Motorists were urged to delay travelor use State Highway 1 and take another route.

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