Major delays after Auckland crash

03:28, Apr 24 2014
BLOCKED: A serious crash has caused serious delays to city-bound traffic on Auckland's Northwestern motorway this morning.
BLOCKED: An NZTA webcam image taken just before 8am shows the build-up of city-bound traffic on Auckland's Northwestern motorway.

A serious crash on Auckland's Northwestern motorway caused major delays for commuters this morning.

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The crash occurred just before 5am under the Carrington road overbridge, police said.

One person had serious injuries.

Police had diverted city-bound traffic from the motorway onto Great North Road at Waterview, however all lanes were now open.

Traffic was now free-flowing, but commuters were faced with huge delays for hours after the smash.

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Meanwhile, a two-car crash caused delays into Wellington this morning.


The accident happened shortly before 6.30am near the intersection of the Kennedy-Good Bridge at the end Fairway Drive, and State Highway 2 in Lower Hutt, police said.

Two cars were involved and the southbound lane of State Highway 2 was reduced to a single lane.

There were a lot of delays earlier but the scene was cleared by 7am and traffic seemed to have returned to normal by 7.30am.

A Wellington Free Ambulance spokeswoman said there were only minor injuries.