A pond scum spill that caused major traffic delays on Auckland's North Shore has been cleared
The Fire Service said a cubic metre of pond sludge had spilt over Lake Rd, Belmont.
Traffic quickly backed up around the smelly spill, near the intersection of Bayswater Ave.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) said there were major delays in both directions on Lake Rd about 3.30pm. Diversions were put in place.
The spill had been cleared and all lanes were open an hour later.
However, NZTA warned to expect delays in both directions as the traffic backlog cleared.
Update: The N-Bnd lanes on Lake Rd are CLOSED. Traffic is being diverted via local roads. S-Bnd lanes are open ^LC pic.twitter.com/dCJ2n41kYq— Auckland Transport (@AklTransport) May 4, 2016