Crashes close parts of SH1 north and south of Auckland

Traffic in rain

Two separate crashes have closed parts of State Highway 1 north and south of Auckland.

The southbound lane of the Southern Motorway is closed between Mill Rd and Beaver Rd due to a crash, NZTA says.

Meanwhile on the Northern Motorway, a serious crash has closed both lanes near Wellsford.

NZTA says drivers should divert to SH16.

Drivers should expect major delays around the two crash spots.