Road works machine breaks down on Auckland motorway

Traffic congestion on Auckland's Southern Motorway. Photo / Paul Harper
Traffic congestion on Auckland's Southern Motorway. Photo / Paul Harper

Auckland commuters heading south face major delays after a road works machine broke down on the Southern Motorway overnight.

The Transport Agency says the machine failed during resealing, closing all but one lane near the Grafton onramp.

NZTA says it is causing "extensive delays".

The lanes are expected to reopen about 6.30am, however motorists are advised to avoid the area or postpone travel.

- nzherald.co.nz

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