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Southern Motorway incident - update

Police remain at the scene of a serious incident on the Southern Motorway near Ellerslie.

Police received reports that a person has fallen from a moving vehicle.

The incident happened about 11.15am today on the Northbound lane, between the Ellerslie Panmure Highway on ramp and the Greenlane East off ramp.

The Police Eagle Helicopter has landed on the motorway to provide immediate first aid, however the person has died at the scene.

All four northbound lanes are currently closed and all northbound trafffic is being diverted at Ellerslie Panmure Highway off ramp.

All southbound lanes are unaffected.

Police are working to open at least one northbound lane as soon as possible, however there is already significant congestion and delays are expected.

We are advising all motorists to avoid the area if they can.

The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance.


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