Truck crash causes delays on Auckland roads

A truck has rolled on Hellabys Rd in East Tamaki.
A truck has rolled on Hellabys Rd in East Tamaki.

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.


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.


It was cleared just after 7am and the Highbrook Dr onramp reopened to traffic, but motorists were warned to expect significant delays.


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.



- NZ Herald

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