A nose-to-tail car crash on Auckland’s Southern Motorway has caused backed-up traffic and forced the closure of one northbound lane.
A police spokesperson said they were responding to the two-vehicle crash near Afriston off-ramp on State Highway 1.
It was reported to them at 8am.
One northbound lane had been closed and traffic management was being put in place, the police spokesperson said.
“Motorists are advised to expect delays.”
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency said all three northbound lanes were re-opened.
However, delays through the area could be expected until vehicle recovery was fully completed.
Earlier Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency had sent out an alert advising commuters of the crash which had initially blocked two right northbound lanes after the Takanini interchange.
Two out of the three northbound lanes were blocked by a spun-around ute that crashed into the barrier and car with head-on damage.
Waka Kotahi advised motorists to pass with extra care and expect delays.