Auckland traffic: Twin Harbour Bridge crashes causing lengthy delays

Motorists heading north out of Auckland are facing even longer delays after a second Harbour Bridge crash.

A tailback was already apparent after a crash in the northbound lanes leading up to Auckland Harbour Bridge with NZTA urging commuters to consider using the Northwestern motorway ring route.

Now a second crash has occurred on the bridge itself.

The earlier incident, involving a car and a motorbike, is blocking the two right-hand northbound lanes between the Fanshawe St and Curran St onramps.

Auckland Transport had warned passengers that they should expect delays to bus services because of the crash.

NZTA’s highway map showed traffic backed up all the way to Spaghetti Junction with the queue only moving about 4km/h in parts and a photo showed the long tail of traffic behind it.

“A crash is blocking two right lanes northbound in St Marys Bay, prior to the Akl Harbour Bridge. Pass with extra care and expect delays from Spaghetti Jctn.”

They said two northbound lanes remained open but advised motorists to allow extra time because of the delays through the Spaghetti Junction area and consider using the Northwestern motorway if possible.

It was expected to be cleared by midday according to the NZTA.

A police spokeswoman said police were alerted to the crash at 10.10am involving a car and a motorbike. One person had reported moderate to minor injuries.

A tow truck was on its way to clear the vehicles.

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