A truck on fire earlier this morning caused delays on the Southern Motorway in Auckland.
SH1 SOUTHERN MWY - TRUCK FIRE - 6:45AM— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) February 13, 2019
A cement truck is on fire by the southbound off-ramp to Market Rd. Expect delays through this area as emergency services attend the scene. ^TP pic.twitter.com/bvY53GhtqG
NZTA said a blazing cement truck was causing delays on the motorway. The fire has now been put out.
The scene had been active for over an hour and southbound traffic from the Northwestern Motorway and the Northern Motorway was getting heavy. Congestion at Spaghetti Junction was also building up.
Police said the southbound lane was blocked and traffic was being diverted to Southwestern Motorway.
UPDATE 7:25AM— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) February 13, 2019
This scene remains active currently & is causing delays for southbound traffic through Spaghetti Jctn. Allow extra time heading south from both the Nth-Wstn Mwy & the Nthn Mwy this morning. ^TP
Emergency services were called shortly after 6.30am and were attending the scene by the southbound off-ramp to Market Rd.
Fire and Emergency said there were no reports of injuries. It is unclear how the truck caught fire, police said.
A crash on the Southwestern Motorway was also causing delays with a southbound lane blocked after Massey Rd.
SH20 SOUTHWESTERN MWY - CRASH - 7:50AM— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) February 13, 2019
A crash is part-blocking the left southbound lane after Massey Rd. Expect delays this morning and pass the scene with extra care. ^TP
In the opposite direction, motorists in the citybound lanes on the same motorway were expecting delays due to a multi-vehicle crash, involving 10 vehicles, just before the Mt Wellington exit. The crash happened around 6.22am.
Although the crash is now cleared motorists are being urged to use the SH20 via the Waterview Tunnel as congestion is now tailing back to Manurewa.
UPDATE 7:15AM— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) February 13, 2019
This crash scene now fully cleared with all 3 lanes north available again. Traffic is very heavy now from the Hill Rd on-ramp so please allow extra time for your commute this morning. ^TP
SH1 SOUTHERN MWY - CRASH - 6:25AM— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) February 13, 2019
A multi-vehicle crash is blocking the right lane citybound just prior to the Mt Wellington Rd off-ramp at Tip Top Cnr. Merge left to pass & expect long delays this morning with tow services on route. ^TP pic.twitter.com/qSNumUubQ9