Mt Victoria Tunnel in Wellington has reopened after it was closed in both directions this morning when it was blocked by a single vehicle crash.
One person has been taken to hospital in a critical condition.
Police said the crash happened shortly after 6am, blocking the tunnel.
Road traffic through the tunnel was closed for almost three hours by the crash, causing traffic delays across the central city.
The road reopened a short time ago.
UPDATE 8AM— NZTA Wellington (@NZTAWgtn) June 11, 2019
Due to a prior serious crash on SH1 Paterson St, the Mt. #Victoria Tunnel remains CLOSED. Please continue to avoid the area, expect delays and detour via Newtown while the Serious Crash Unit complete their investigation. ^CRhttps://t.co/NfrDtBunuU pic.twitter.com/4X9KQErtjC
The tunnel footpath was also closed to pedestrians and cyclists, but has also now reopened.
SH1 MT VICTORIA TUNNEL - CRASH - 6:15AM— NZTA Wellington (@NZTAWgtn) June 11, 2019
Due to a crash on Paterson St, the tunnel is CLOSED in both directions. Please use an alternate route via Newtown or Harbour Bays and expect DELAYS. ^CR pic.twitter.com/YdZnp4hkK8