Truck breakdown causing delays on SH1

Police say efforts are being made to repair the truck. File photo/SunLive.

Motorists travelling on the Desert Road are advised to expect delays due to a blockage on the highway from overnight.

A truck has broken down in the southbound lane 13km north of Waiouru shortly before 4am, says a police spokesperson.

"The location for the breakdown is described as halfway between Waiouru and the Three Sisters.

"The southbound lane is blocked and traffic management is in place. 

"Efforts are being made to repair the truck but delays are expected for most of the morning."

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