Valentine's Day deliveries are delayed this morning due to the Tauranga road closure.
Bethlehem Floral Studio owner Vicky Ferguson said they had 150 orders they were trying to get delivered.
She said they had four florists and two delivery men on board today, plus metro couriers.
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Ferguson said the traffic was mostly affecting them in terms of making everyone late for deliveries.
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"They all have to be out today for Valentine's Day, otherwise we are in trouble with the customers."
However, only one of their staff members got caught up in traffic getting to work.
"We were lucky in that respect."
She said every Valentine's Day was a super busy one for them every year.
Florist Sue O'Brien said this kind of traffic that backed up was typical of any type of accident.
"But they have to do what have to do."