Rush hour traffic may be worse than usual for commuters heading west today due to a breakdown on Gillies Ave, Auckland.
Auckland Transport tweeted traffic was congested back to the Southern Motorway, because a vehicle, which had broken down, was blocking the left lane westbound on the street.
A breakdown is blocking the left lane westbound on Gillies Ave at intersection with Owens Rd. Traffic is congested back to the Sthn Mwy ^LC— Auckland Transport (@AklTransport) October 17, 2016
Long delays for traffic at Gillies Ave off-ramp. Consider taking an alternate route. ^LC https://t.co/03C0eWUMOm— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) October 17, 2016
Truck crash causes delays
Earlier, a truck crash on Auckland's Newmarket Viaduct caused a long backlog of traffic on the city's Southern Motorway.
Transport authorities said the crash scene has now been cleared and traffic was flowing easily.
A police spokeswoman said a car and truck collided at the Newmarket viaduct around 1.40pm.
Update: The crash southbound on the Newmarket Viaduct is now clear of lanes. Expect delays as congestion eases. ^LC https://t.co/oK3FEtZvlP— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) October 17, 2016
Both vehicles had been travelling south.
A spokeswoman from St John's clinical control said three people had minor injuries and paramedics had assessed them at the scene.
Time Saver traffic reported that the crash, southbound, had resulted in a queue of traffic back to the off-ramps in the inner city.