Wellington motorists will face "significant traffic delays" after a fatal crash at Ngauranga Gorge - the main route in and out of the city.
Emergency crews are at the scene of a serious single-vehicle crash early this morning.
"Sadly, one person died at the scene," police said.
Motorists are being warned to delay travel or to expect significant delays after a single-vehicle crash was reported at Ngauranga Gorge.
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Police and emergency crews have been there since about 4.30am after reports of a crash on the Hutt Rd off-ramp under the State Highway 2 bridge.
Authorities have not revealed whether anyone in the car has been injured.
"The Serious Crash Unit is at the scene carrying out a scene examination," police said.
"Police are advising motorists that there will be significant traffic delays, especially if you are travelling for work this morning."