Road sealing at Onerahi had traffic queued from there back to the new Te Matau a Pohe bridge over the Lower Hatea River and into Port Rd in Whangarei as thousands of commuters headed home from work in the city in the late afternoon yesterday.

At 5.45pm Whangarei police said officers were trying to sort out the traffic jam, but at that stage there were no indications as to how long it would take to clear the traffic blockage.

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