Crashed truck blocks Auckland’s Southern Motorway
3 December 2012
Crashed truck blocks Auckland’s
The NZ Transport Agency says a truck
has rolled just north of the East Tamaki Rd northbound
onramp on Auckland’s Southern Motorway (State highway 1).
Northbound traffic is down to one lane. However, all
northbound lanes may have to be closed for the recovery of
the vehicle. Drivers are advised to expect major delays and
avoid the area.
Southbound traffic is unaffected.
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
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