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Effluent spill on Southern Motorway


The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists who may have driven through an effluent spill on State Highway 1 near Takanini this morning to wash their vehicles.

Effluent from a truck spilled across the southbound lanes around 10.30 this morning.

A water tanker and sweeper truck have removed the effluent and all lanes are now open, but those vehicles that passed through the area should ensure they remove any effluent they may have picked up through the area.

“We’d hate for anyone’s vehicle to be damaged by this effluent so our advice would be to use a garden hose to wash the paint and the undercarriage of your vehicle, and be careful not to use your bare hands” says Mieszko Iwaskow Acting Auckland Highway Manager.

Traffic in the area is still heavy.