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.
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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.