Southern Motorway closures after crash in Totara Heights
The middle lane of the Southern Motorway has been closed
northbound at Totara Heights after a crash.
There are no
reports of injuries; however three horses have gotten loose
from a horse float involved in the crash.
There will be
intermittent closures to all lanes while the horses are
There are significant traffic delays and
motorists are asked to avoid the area or delay travel if
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