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Traffic is slow out of Wellington

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 27/12/2016

The annual exodus from Wellington for the summer holidays is causing traffic delays of as much as two hours.

Traffic is heavy north of Wellington all the way from Plimmerton to Otaki on Tuesday.

Expect delays up to two hours, the New Zealand Transport Agency says in an update at 1.15pm.

Police say State Highway 1 north of Wellington is very slow going as everyone seems to be leaving town at once.

Drivers are asked to consider delaying their travel a few hours if they can, to avoid sitting in stalled or slow traffic for long periods.

There are no reported crashes but there are pockets of road works, and low or gazetted speed areas which can slow the traffic down.

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