Major traffic snarls are clogging Auckland's roads as the storm continues to inflict damage on the city.
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Roads have been swamped by long queues as motorists battle to get to work. The chaos has been amplified by fallen trees, disrupted public services, and dead traffic lights.
"There are traffic lights, motorway signage and traffic cameras not working because of power outages and there may be surface flooding and storm debris on the roads," an Auckland Transport spokesperson says.
"Please only travel if you have to and approach uncontrolled intersections with caution and observe normal give way rules."
Photos show the disruption across Auckland.
"This is universal drive in west Auckland, traffic backed up, trees down and power outages," says Jason Dunn.
The following local roads have partial closures:
- Henderson Valley Rd near Parrs Rd, Henderson
- Woodside Rd, Massey
- Temple St, Meadowbank
- Maskell St, St Heliers
The storm has also closed down some public transport services, so the roads could be busier than usual.
Western line services are starting and terminating at Henderson, and there are some rail replacement buses.
The Pukekohe to Papakura shuttle is not operating and there are some rail replacement buses.
All other services are operating but there may be delays and power may be out at some stations.