Major delays in western and northern suburbs following Ngauranga slip

11 July 2017

Wellington City Council is warning that extensive traffic delays are occurring in Ngaio, Khandallah, Johnsonville and Tawa as traffic is diverted away from the Ngauranga Gorge following the landslide early this afternoon.

Motorists are advised to expect slow journeys especially during rush hour – and delay their journeys home or avoid travel if possible. The Council aims to get contractors to do ‘point duty’ at several roundabouts along the ‘back route’ between Ngaio Gorge and Middleton Road between Johnsonville and Tawa.

Traffic is reportedly bumper-to-bumper on Middleton Road in the Churton Park area as at 2pm. The southbound lanes are estimated to be closed for the next 4-6 hours from 2pm.