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The crash on SH16, the Kaipara Coast Highway, means diversions for holiday traffic returning to Auckland.
Mackleys Transport GM Layne Sefton said the accident was unprecedented.
Motorists are being reminded to stay patient and expect delays.
A man was seen by motorists climbing on the overhead signs.
Heavy traffic heading both north and south out of Auckland is expected today.
Auckland motorists are being advised to avoid the Mount Wellington area.
Traffic backed up on Auckland's northwestern motorway at 6pm.
Traffic heading south from Auckland is expected to be heavy until 7pm.
NZTA has advised travellers to leave early today.
The road is now open but traffic remains heavy.
This guy had the answer as traffic backed-up for miles on Auckland’s southern motorway this afternoon.
The New Zealand Transport Authority has warned motorists to avoid the area.
The road rage incident was captured on camera and police are aware of the incident.
More than 30,000 people travel by train around Auckland on an average weekday.
Two fire trucks are attending the scene during Auckland's rush hour this afternoon.
Demonstrators have succeeded in stalling the roadworks in an inner-west suburb.
"We have under-invested in infrastructure for six or seven years," he said.
The council is releasing its proposed 10-year budget today, and getting Auckland moving is its priority.
NZTA said the crash is blocking all lanes heading south on the Northern Motorway.
The tunnel is part of the main route north from the city.
NZTA said roads in Auckland were already congested with SH1 at Takanini especially bad.
Going away for the weekend? Allow extra time as traffic out of Auckland starts backing up.
Motorists say traffic at the drop off zone hasn't moved for 30 minutes.
Motorists had faced delays after lanes were blocked this afternoon.
The crash occurred in Onehunga Mall Rd, Onehunga.
Motorists are being urged to allow extra time as congestion southbound eases.
The crash occurred around 5pm at the intersection of Captain Springs Road and Neilson Street, Onehunga.
The road between Waiwera and Warkworth is expected to be closed until this evening.
"You have no idea the difference that made, and my ability to get in here and help."
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Carlos, 21, is confident the dramatic change in his looks, will likewise change his life after NZ-first reconstructive surgery.
Bruce Smith said people need to take responsibility, stock up or evacuate and stay off the roads - or face the consequences.
Professor Boyd Swinburn says obesity is wrongly linked with negative character traits.
Areas from Auckland north are only likely to see a lesser amount of rain, though winds could be high.
A police car was able to clear the bird from the southbound lanes on the Northern Motorway eventually.
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