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Auckland’s Southern Motorway reopens but expect delays


The NZ Transport Agency says all lanes are open again after a serious crash on Auckland’s Southern Motorway, but motorists can expect delays until traffic clears.

The crash at East Tamaki closed all southbound lanes causing traffic to back up as far as Mt Wellington, says Auckland Transport Operations Centre Manager Rua Pani.

Northbound lanes remained open, but rubberneckers were causing traffic to build up and queues were back to Mt Wellington.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area or delay their travel.

Alternative routes south are to use Great South Road for shorter journeys or to go by the Western Ring Route taking SH 16 through the Waterview Tunnel and SH20 to reconnect with SH1 south of the crash site.

The Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience and understanding. Please avoid the area, take an alternative route or delay your travel.

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