Traffic is returning to normal after a series of crashes and breakdowns caused major traffic problems across Auckland's motorways. The morning rush hour traffic was crawling on stretches of the Northern, South-western and Southern motorways. A New Zealand Transport Agency spokeswoman said flows were returning to normal. TIME SAVER TRAFFIC: Listen to the latest update for Auckland roads
Update: Still long delays from Oteha Valley heading south on Nthn Mwy. Consider delaying travel if possible ^LC https://t.co/AgPbM9vOus— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) October 10, 2016
That accident had since been cleared but there were still major delays. The headache was worsened with crashes on the South-western Motorway and a breakdown on the Southern Motorway on the busy Newmarket Viaduct.
A crash is blocking the right lane westbound on Upper Harbour Hwy (SH18) after intersection with Caribbean Dr. Expect delays ^LC— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) October 10, 2016
The transport agency spokeswomansaid a series of minor accidents and breakdowns had added up to a large problem affecting peak hour travel. If motorists were going to use the affected motorway networks then they could expect delays reaching their destination.
Update: Crash at Esmonde is now clear. Traffic is congested currently taking 60min from Oteha Valley to CBD. Consider taking SH18/SH16 ^LC pic.twitter.com/CAdDnEAhmK— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) October 10, 2016