Watch: SH1 on Kapiti Coast littered with debris after road washed out by Cyclone Gita

Cleanup crews are working on a section of State Highway 1 on the Kapiti Coast after a section of the highway was washed away overnight.

The road between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki was closed about 12.30am this morning after heavy seas caused by Cyclone Gita washed away a portion of road and damaged the guardrail and footpath.

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Breakfast reporter Michael Cropp was trapped on State Highway 1 this morning. Source: Breakfast

NZTA said at 7am the highway had been re-opened to one lane with a stop/go operator in place.

Police said considerable delays are expected in both directions.

Residents affected by the storm have shared their pictures with TVNZ1’s Breakfast. Source: Breakfast

The Paekakariki Hill Road is available as a detour, but Police warned that only light vehicles could use it.

Clean up crews are working to clear up the debris. Source: 1 NEWS