Traffic is crawling into Wellington after a crash on State Highway 1 near the Aotea Quay exit.
The four-car crash on the Urban Motorway just after 6.30am blocked the southbound lane.
A police spokesperson told the Herald the crash was a nose-to-tail, with no reported injuries.
Although the crash was cleared by 7am, Waka Kotahi told commuters there would be congestion as traffic started moving again.
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Any commuters coming into the city should take extra care, and expect "significant" delays the agency said on Twitter.