Heavy traffic builds at Auckland harbour bridge

6:00 pm on 25 January 2018

The Transport Agency is asking Auckland motorists to delay travel or avoid travelling south over the harbour bridge as traffic remains heavy from an earlier crash.

The Auckland Harbour Bridge

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The crash was cleared about 3.30pm, but at 5.30pm, traffic was still backed up as far as Northcote Road.

A breakdown in the left northbound lane after the Gillies Ave onramp about 5pm was cleared shortly after, but breakdown was blocking the right lane of the Curran Street northbound onramp for the bridge about 5.45pm.

A spokesperson said motorists should delay travel if at all possible or look at alternative routes via Upper Harbour Motorway.