27 Dec 2019

Holiday traffic delays hit Auckland and Wellington

4:35 pm on 27 December 2019

Queues of holiday traffic are causing massive delays out of Wellington and Auckland.

Holiday traffic Waikanae to Otaki - NZTA Wellington

Photo: NZTA

In Auckland, there's northbound congestion on State Highway 1 from Puhoi to Wellsford.

Motorists going far north are advised to use State Highway 16 instead.

Traffic out of Wellington is causing major delays north of Waikanae.

Motorists should expect delays of up to 45 minutes on State Highway 1 to Ōtaki.

NZTA expects heavy traffic on that stretch of road until at least 5.30pm

In Canterbury there's a 30-minute delay northbound on State Highway 1 from Amberley to Leithfield. A fire has closed the intersection near Kirwee and Courtenay Rd on State Highway 73.