State Highway 1 was closed in both directions south of Waiouru this afternoon for some time due to a vehicle fire.
A visualisation of the location at the intersection of Deacons Road and State Highway 1 south of Waiouru.
Source: Google Earth
Police were told a stationary vehicle was burning at the junction of Deacons Road and State Highway 1 about 4pm.
The road was re-opened about 5.30pm, but police said once a tow truck arrived it would be temporarily closed again while the vehicle was removed.