A multi-vehicle crash is blocking the left and the right southbound lanes prior to SH1 Tecoma St off-ramp. Video / WakaKotahiAkNth
Commuters on Auckland’s Southern Motorway are being warned to expect half-hour delays, with queues back to the harbour bridge, after a multi-vehicle rush-hour crash.
Waka Kotahi NZTA is warning motorists they will be in for an extra-long trip to work this morning after crashed vehicles left two southbound lanes blocked near the Tecoma St off-ramp.
It is warning motorists to find alternate routes to work or consider delaying their journey.
Traffic queues are now banked up to Auckland Harbour Bridge.
The crash, which happened at 6.55am and has since been cleared, initially affected the right and left southbound lanes, with traffic left at a near standstill.
With the crashed vehicles cleared of the motorway by 7.30am, Waka Kotahi said delays caused by the crash would continue through the morning rush.
“Continue to expect up to 40-minute delays southbound as congestion resumes normal peak volumes,” it tweeted.
Earlier, road users were told to pass with care and to expect long delays this morning.