11 Feb 2014

Lane still closed after water main burst

6:01 pm on 11 February 2014

One southbound lane remains closed at State Highway 1, near Plimmerton north of Wellington, after a water main broke on Tuesday.

The burst pipe on SH1 near Plimmerton.

The burst pipe on SH1 near Plimmerton, north of Wellington. Photo: RNZ

The water main, which lies between the Plimmerton weigh station and the roundabout, burst open about 9.30am, sending a torrent of water across the two southbound lanes.

The cause of the break is not yet known.

Contractors were repairing the highway and the New Zealand Transport Agency said it hopes the road would be fully open for Wednesday morning's peak hour traffic.