Great South Rd in South Auckland has reopened after a crash in the southbound lane.

Auckland Transport earlier alerted that there was a crash blocking the left southbound lane on Great South Rd in Otahuhu near the Bairds Rd intersection.

The road was closed for southbound traffic only at Mangere Rd. Emergency services were site and motorists were asked to please follow their directions.

A police spokesman said they were called around 12.35pm to an incident where a forklift fell from the back of a truck, blocking both southbound lanes.

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There was reported to be heavy congestion in the area.