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A major Wellington highway closed after a serious two-truck crash this morning has now reopened.

The blocked highway was now open to southbound traffic after the crash closed two lanes and commuters were warned to take the train to work today to avoid traffic snarl-ups.

One person was seriously injured in the 5am crash in Upper Hutt, at the intersection of Totara Park Rd and State Highway 2. The road was closed for more than five hours.


The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) warned of significant delays and commuters travelling into Wellington this morning on State Highway 2 were told to delay their trips or take the train to avoid long queues.

Northbound lanes on the highway remained open.

The police serious crash unit is investigating.