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Serious crash closes Auckland’s Southern Motorway

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The NZ Transport Agency says a serious crash is blocking southbound lanes on Auckland’s Southern Motorway.

The crash at East Tamaki happened at about 12:30 and police are investigating. Police are hoping to reopen the motorway soon but motorists can expect long delays and are advised to avoid the area or delay their travel, says Auckland Transport Operations Centre Manager Rua Pani.

Alternative routes south are to use Great South Road for shorter journeys or to go by the Western Ring Route taking SH 16 and SH20 to reconnect with SH1 south of the crash site.

Traffic is backing up in both directions on the motorway with southbound traffic queued back to Mt Wellington. All northbound lanes are open but rubberneckers are causing traffic to build up and queues are back to Manukau, says  Ms Pani

The Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience and understanding while police and emergency services work at the crash site. Please avoid the area, take an alternative route  or delay your travel.

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