Collision clogs Papanui Rd
Police are urging drivers to avoid Papanui Rd in Merivale after a two-car crash caused delays.
One lane reopened at 4.25pm after the collision near the Merivale Mall at 4pm.
There are reports of minor injuries.
Southern Communications Centre manager Inspector Rick Jury said there would be delays in the area for some time.
He recommended motorists take an alternative route.