East Tamaki - Motorway re-opens
Location: East Tamaki
District: Counties Manukau
Short description: Motorway re-opens
All diversions have been lifted and
all motorway lanes are now open following the earlier truck
crash at East Tamaki.
Traffic into the rush hour may be
somewhat heavier than usual as those diverted clear.
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