Auckland Harbour Bridge crash causes New Year's Day traffic chaos

Auckland Harbour Bridge
Auckland Harbour Bridge Photo credit: File

A crash briefly blocked all three southbound lanes on the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened at about 12:20pm, and was cleared by 1:10pm.

The Transport Agency says delays should still be expected.

"Tow services are required & congestion is building," NZTA said on Twitter. "Please delay your journey south until all three lanes can be reopened."

Traffic is reportedly backed up a long way onto the North Shore.

"Allow extra time as congestion southbound from Northcote Rd slowly eases," NZTA tweeted.

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