Auckland commuters face delays after spill

22:33, Sep 03 2014

A chemical spill has closed a busy road in Auckland's Mt Wellington this morning, with traffic delays likely to extend into the rush hour.

Police said Waipuna Rd was closed near the intersection with Mt Wellington Highway as emergency services dealt with a chemical spill from a truck.

The chemical was a dye, which had to be collected and disposed of as it could not be flushed into the stormwater system.

Police were advising motorists to avoid the area as the road was likely to be closed into, and possibly through, the rush hour. Although Mt Wellington Highway was not closed, traffic attempting to turn into Waipuna Rd would cause backlogs.