Auckland traffic live: Major delays on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge after truck crash

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Auckland Traffic

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Sep 2, 2019 1:42 AMStuff EditorsAUCKLAND TRAFFIC – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:* There are massive delays on the Northern motorway, and the Harbour Bridge after a truck crash.* NZTA have recommended those who can should work from home today following the Northern motorway delays.UPDATED SEP 2, 2019 2:38 AM

Sep 2, 2019 3:21 AMStuff EditorsCitybound bus services from the North Shore have returned to their normal schedules after being disrupted by the truck crash, Auckland Transport advises.UPDATED SEP 2, 2019 3:21 AM

Sep 2, 2019 3:00 AMStuff EditorsThere is heavier than normal congestion on SH1 and it will take the rest of the morning peak to return to usual traffic flows. SH16 and 18 are also congested as motorists use the Western Ring Route as an alternative route to the city and further south.

Sep 2, 2019 2:47 AMStuff EditorsThe NZTA is advising Aucklanders to consider using public transport to the CBD this morning due to heavy congestion on the Northern Motorway and on-ramps.

Sep 2, 2019 2:45 AMStuff Editors

credit: RYAN ANDERSON/STUFF

Sep 2, 2019 2:43 AMStuff EditorsTraffic on the Harbour Bridge isn’t “too heavy”, a Stuff reporter said.

Sep 2, 2019 2:43 AMStuff Editors

NZTA Akld & Nthlnd@NZTAAkl

SH18 UPPER HARBOUR MWY, WESTBOUND – 7:40AM
Following the earlier crash near the Akl Hbr Bridge westbound traffic on #SH18 (Upper Hbr Mwy) is heavily congested from Albany to Westgate. Please use #SH1 (Northern Mwy) to travel south. ^TP2:42 AM – Sep 2, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee NZTA Akld & Nthlnd’s other Tweets

Sep 2, 2019 2:40 AMStuff EditorsSouthbound on the Northern motorway is still heavily congested, according to NZTA’s traffic cameras.

Sep 2, 2019 2:28 AMStuff EditorsHere is a side-by-side comparison of traffic backed up on the Northern Motorway as a result of the earlier crash (left) and what traffic is typically like (right) for the beginning of the week.

A visual representation of the unusual traffic the Harbour Bridge crash has caused for a Monday. 
A visual representation of the unusual traffic the Harbour Bridge crash has caused for a Monday.  credit: GOOGLE MAPS

Sep 2, 2019 2:23 AMStuff EditorsTraffic is backed up but starting to move, on the Northern motorway, but it will take some time to clear through the morning peak.

Sep 2, 2019 2:22 AMStuff EditorsAll southbound lanes are now open again on the Northern motorway

Sep 2, 2019 2:17 AMStuff EditorsWith motorists advised to use SH16 and SH18 on Monday morning, there is significant congestion on Upper Harbour Highway and arterial roads leading to SH1 southbound.

Major congestion on the motorway network as a result of the early morning truck crash on the Harbour Bridge.
Major congestion on the motorway network as a result of the early morning truck crash on the Harbour Bridge. credit: NZTA

Sep 2, 2019 2:14 AMStuff Editors

South along Northern Motorway from Tristram Ave
South along Northern Motorway from Tristram Ave credit: NZTA/SUPPLIED

Sep 2, 2019 2:11 AMStuff Editors

The earlier truck crash on the Harbour Bridge continues to cause southbound delays on the Northern Motorway.

Current travel times to CBD:

– Wellsford to Auckland (via SH1) – 1 hour, 48 minutes

– Orewa to Auckland – 1 hour, 25 minutes

– Albany to Auckland – 1 hour, 17 minutes

– Kumeu to Auckland (via SH16) – 56 minutes

– Waitakere to Auckland – 47 minutes

– Drury to Auckland – 56 minutes

– Manukau to Auckland – 29 minutes

– Pukekohe to Auckland – 1 hour, 10 minutes

Sep 2, 2019 2:07 AMStuff EditorsCurrently it is taking 56 minutes to drive from Albany to the city – a distance 19.6km

Sep 2, 2019 2:02 AMStuff EditorsThe NZ Transport Agency advises that three south-bound lanes across the Auckland Harbour Bridge have reopened after a truck crashed and blocked most lanes earlier this morning.

Two are still blocked.UPDATED SEP 2, 2019 2:02 AM

Sep 2, 2019 1:53 AMStuff EditorsThere are delays of up to 90 minutes on the northern motorway heading south.

Sep 2, 2019 1:49 AMStuff EditorsTwo lanes are now open on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge.

Sep 2, 2019 1:43 AMStuff Editors

NZTA Akld & Nthlnd@NZTAAkl

UPDATE 6:25AM
Two lanes are now open citybound past the crash scene, however significant congestion remains and is also building westbound on the alternative Western Ring Route. Please DELAY YOUR JOURNEY this morning. ^TP https://twitter.com/NZTAAkl/status/1168221705241858048 …NZTA Akld & Nthlnd@NZTAAklSH1 NORTHERN MWY, SOUTHBOUND – 5:55AM
A truck crash is blocking 4 (of 5) lanes citybound just prior to the Harbour Bridge. Congestion is building rapidly. Please DELAY YOUR JOURNEY south this morning until all lanes are cleared. ^TP
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