Two crashes involving several cars cause traffic chaos on Auckland's north shore

A traffic camera at Dairy Flat.
A traffic camera at Dairy Flat. Photo credit: NZTA

One person has been taken to hospital in after two large crashes caused traffic chaos in Auckland on Thursday morning.

At 6:58am police were called to a crash involving six cars and a truck at the intersection of Dairy Flat Highway and Coatesville-Riverhead Highway.

That accident left one person in a critical condition and they have now been taken to hospital. The road is currently closed.

Both the serious crash unit and commercial vehicle safety team are attending the scene.

A separate crash occurred earlier in the morning at 6:02 on State Highway 1 at Dairy Flat. Police say several vehicles were involved but nobody was injured.

At the time one lane was closed southbound between the Silverdale off-ramp and Oteha Valley Rd off-ramp.

NZTA is advising that motorists no longer need to avoid the area.