Southern Motorway Northbound - Fatal Crash, Congestion
Location: Southern Motorway Northbound
Short description: Fatal
Fatal crash Southern motorway
Shortly after 4pm today police were told of a
multi vehicle accident between Te Iriangi Drive and Otara
One person has died as a result of
injuries sustained. Emergency services are still on route to
remove others fronm their vehicles.
motorway system is closed from SH20 (Manukau offramp) to
Otara off ramp. Vehicles can reenter north from Otara.
There will be considerable congestion in and around these
areas for the forseeable future. Motorists are requested to
avoid these areas or face long delays. Northbound traffic is
best to use SH20 but this is likely to also become
congested. We are already getting congestion complaints
involving the southbound lanes of the motorway
crash investigators are making their way to the scene.
Any updates will be provided as they arrive.
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