Porirua/Hutt Valley: Accident on SH58 & partial road closure
Porirua/Hutt Valley: Accident on SH58 and partial road
Wellington, 24 December 2013 - Emergency
services are at a vehicle crash on SH58 between Pauatahanui
and the Hutt Valley. A single vehicle has lost control and
gone over a 15 metre bank. At this stage the driver is
trapped in the vehicle and the Fire Service is cutting them
out now. The driver is believed to have only minor
As a result, the Porirua to Hutt Valley traffic
is going to be diverted via SH1. The Hutt to Porirua lane
is open but extreme care is required and delays will be
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