28 Apr 2021

Crash on Auckland motorway causing long delays

8:15 am on 28 April 2021

One person is in a critical condition after the vehicle they were driving collided with a motorway barrier and rolled into a residential property near Ōtara in Auckland.

Traffic on the southern motorway SH1 in Auckland

Traffic was backed up all the way to Drury. Photo: Twitter / NZTA

The crash happened just before 4am as the vehicle was heading north on the Southern Motorway.

Two people in the vehicle were taken to hospital.

One lane has been closed north of the Te Irirangi Drive on-ramp while the crash scene is examined and cleared.

NZTA says there are long delays heading north between Drury and Papatoetoe, and advises motorists to consider alternative routes.

There is also a multi-vehicle crash on the Southwestern Motorway.

Some lanes have been partially blocked thereby slowing down southbound motorists after the Dominion Rd off-ramp.

Delays are also expected on this route.