Major traffic delays are beginning to clear on one of Auckland's busiest motorways this afternoon following a crash.

The NZ Transport Agency has tweeted a warning to motorists to stay clear of the backlog mounting in the southern lane of the Northern Motorway at Albany.

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Traffic is being asked to merge left to avoid the right bound lane being blocked by the crash, which happened about 1pm.

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However, a police spokeswoman said police were called to a crash on SH1 between Otehā and Greville about 12:50pm.

"Two people sustained minor injuries. One lane was blocked for a while but is now clear."

Meanwhile, a breakdown was blocking the left southbound lane of the southern motorway at Takanini.