A few early morning blips are slowing Aucklanders this morning, including a truck crash and a delay on the rail link slowing the commute in and out of the eastern suburbs.
Auckland Transport has tweeted only six carriages are operating every 20 minutes this morning on its Eastern line because of a signal fault.
Please expect delays to Eastern line train services due to signal fault. 20min frequency operating with 6 cars. ^NW— Auckland Transport (@AklTransport) March 14, 2017
Meanwhile, the crash that earlier blocked Hellabys Rd in East Tamaki and a lane at the roundabout on Highbrook Drive, cutting access to the Southern motorway, has now been cleared.
Fire Service northern shift manager Megan Ruru said a truck had rolled but the driver was not trapped.
A crash is blocking Hellabys Rd (East Tamaki) & a lane at the roundabout with Highbrook Dr. Expect delays in the area & take extra care ^LC— Auckland Transport (@AklTransport) March 14, 2017
It was cleared just after 7am and the Highbrook Dr onramp reopened to traffic, but motorists were warned to expect significant delays.
Update: Traffic from Highbrook Dr is now able to access the Sthn Mwy. Traffic is heavy in the area so expect significant delays. ^LC— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) March 14, 2017
A second crash that blocked a lane on the Southern Motorway heading into the city at Te Irirangi Drive has now also been cleared but traffic has backed up with rubberneckers slowing the trip into town.
A crash is blocking the right lane citybound on the Sthn Mwy at Te Irirangi Dr. Expect delays heading north and take extra care ^LC— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) March 14, 2017
Update: The crash is now clear of lanes, expect delays heading north from Manukau. ^LC https://t.co/70oh8K42Ee— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) March 14, 2017