Truck crashes cause Auckland road chaos

CRASH SCENE: The overturned truck in Parnell.
CRASH SCENE: The overturned truck in Parnell.

Two truck crashes in Auckland, including one in which petrol was spilled, are causing traffic headaches for commuters.

In the first incident, about 12.30pm, a truck crashed into a parked car in The Strand, Parnell, and tipped over, causing petrol to spill on to the road.

One person was initially trapped, but was freed shortly after police arrived.

"The driver is OK and there are no injuries," Inspector Steve Kose, of police northern communications, said.

"There is petrol on the road surface and the council is on their way to put solution down to clear the mess."

State Highway 16 was closed in both directions between Parnell Rise and Quay St but has since reopened.

In the second incident, on the Southern Motorway near Khyber Pass a non-injury crash between a bus, a truck and a car blocked two northbound lanes.

The vehicles have since been removed but traffic delays were expected to continue for some time.