All southbound lanes on Auckland's Northwestern Motorway have reopened after a crash caused lengthy delays this morning.
The three-vehicle crash occurred shortly before 5.50am and left one person trapped in a vehicle. By 7am there was a tailback of traffic spanning 5km.
The crash blocked the left southbound lane between Huruhuru Rd overbridge and Lincoln Rd but has now been cleared.
A police spokesperson said initial indications are that two people have received moderate injuries while one suffered minor injuries.
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Northern Fire and Emergency's shift manager said three fire engines responded to the accident where a person was trapped in a car.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Auckland advised motorists to expect delays between Westgate and Lincoln Rd while traffic eased.