Crashes near Ōhau, May 2024

It hasn't been a good week to travel between Waikawa Beach and points north. Two days ago 5 people were injured after a big police effort to stop a vehicle that apparently started at Waikawa Beach.

Five people injured in crash on SH1 near Ōhau, Horowhenua | Stuff:

Five people have been injured in a crash on SH1 near Ōhau in Horowhenua.

Police were responding to multiple reports or traffic offending from the Waikawa Beach area about 5pm on Monday [06 May 2024].

Commenters on Facebook mentioned a police incident and that a person of interest was apprehended. There were long delays for traffic.

Today a tanker rolled at Ōhau around 0720 am and the road is expected to remain closed until around 5 or 6 pm. There is a detour but it's extremely slow going.

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