Major delays after Auckland Harbour Bridge crash

Traffic at the base of the Harbour Bridge.
Traffic at the base of the Harbour Bridge. Photo credit: NZTA

Workers heading to Auckland's North Shore from the city have been left frustrated this morning as a crash saw their commute to work made considerably longer.

A crash involving several vehicles at the base of the Harbour Bridge's northern side around 9:30am blocked two lanes heading to the Shore.

Emergency services were present at the scene.
Emergency services were present at the scene. Photo credit: Scott Walker / Newshub.

The crash has now been cleared and all lanes are open - but police are warning that it could take some time for traffic flows to return to normal.

They have advised disgruntled commuters to use the Northwestern and Southwestern motorways - including the Western Ring route - where possible.

Traffic at its peak was backed up as far as Greenlane - meaning the queue of traffic measured a distance of about 9km.

Newshub.