Live updates: Auckland’s Southern Motorway open in time for dusk rush

Loading Auckland trade streamer northbound from Main highway, Ellerslie. Photo / Nick Reed

• A lorry carrying a digger crushed into a Penrose overbridge during around 1:15pm.
• Police endorse a Southern Motorway is now open
• Motorists suggested to take caring as there is still a reserve of trade in a area.

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7:00pm: Don’t forget that part of a Southern Motorway, southbound will be sealed overnight, for puncture repairs due to a repairs caused by today’s accident.

The motorway southbound will be sealed between Ellerslie and a south eastern arterial southbound from tonight, between 11pm and 6am tomorrow.

5:02pm: Police endorse a Southern Motorway is now open following a pile-up that progressing sealed dual southbound lanes.

The highway is now open, however motorists are suggested to take caring as there is still a reserve of trade in a area.

5:01pm: Traffic is easing slightly, though stays complicated on a southbound Southern Motorway.

Traffic between Fanshawe St offramp and Hobson St onramp is travelling during 7km/h.

Between a Port onramp and Khyber pass, trade is travelling during 30km/h.

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Between a Market Rd offramp and Greenlane Rd offramp, it is travelling during 15km/h, while between a Ellerslie Panmure Highway onramp and a South Eastern Highway offramp, it is travelling during 25km/h.

4.50pm: All lanes on a Southern Motorway Southbound are now open, though overload stays complicated on and around a motorway and drivers should continue to equivocate a area.

4:46pm: Auckland Transport says a pile-up has caused delays to Great South Rd and Howick Eastern sight services of adult to 30 minutes. People streamer south are suggested to cruise loitering their outing or holding a train.

4:27pm: Police advise motorists who use a Southern Motorway to devise swap routes home if possible.

Work is stability to transparent a road, with engineers during a scene.

Two southbound lanes sojourn closed.

The St Marks, Ellerslie and Greenlane offramps southbound are sealed in an bid to minimise a volume of trade streamer into a area.

A lorry carrying a high bucket collided with a Penrose highway overpass on a southern motorway, southbound. Photo / Nick Reed
A lorry carrying a high bucket collided with a Penrose highway overpass on a southern motorway, southbound. Photo / Nick Reed

4.25pm: The New Zealand Transport Agency says a Southern Motorway southbound between Ellerslie and a South Eastern Arterial will be sealed tonight for puncture constructional repairs, due to a digger attack Penrose bridge.

To minimise intrusion to motorists a closures will be timed between 11pm and 5am, when trade is lighter.

A signposted road will be in place and drivers are asked to follow a signposted routes while work is being carried out to safeguard that this territory of a motorway is safe.

4:20pm: The Auckland Transport website shows trade is corroborated adult from a Fanshawe Street in a city to a Princess St offramp in Takanini. The black line indicates places where overload is during a worst.

Traffic between Fanshawe and Hobson Sts is travelling during 7km/h. Between a Tecoma St offramp and onramp, trade is travelling during 2km/h, according to AT.

4.12pm: Auckland Transport has suggested that sight 550x travelling out of a city will use Great South Rd, rather than a motorway.

4.10pm: NZTA says trade is still undiluted from a city to Penrose. Alternative track SH20 (South Western Motorway) is issuing good during present.

4pm: The Penrose overpass has been deemed protected for all vehicles. An NZTA mouthpiece pronounced there are signs forward of a bridge, warning motorists with overheight vehicles to lift over.

3.50pm: The stream transport time between Hobson St in a city and Manukau is an hour and 12 minutes. The normal time is 15 minutes, according to Auckland Transport.

3.35pm: A male who was pushing behind a lorry carrying a digger that crushed into an overbridge on a Southern Motorway has described a impulse he slammed on his brakes in expectation of a accident.

The motorist, who wanted to sojourn anonymous, pronounced he was in a right lane, streamer south, behind a lorry that was in a centre lane.

Photo / Supplied
Photo / Supplied

About 100 metres before a bridge, a flashing light went off, warning that a car was too high.

In anticipation, a male slammed on his brakes. He pronounced trade was travelling during 100km/h during a time.

The arm of a digger crushed into a bridge, and a appurtenance fell into a right line in front of a man.

He estimated it had overlapped by only 20 centimetres.

The male jumped out of his car and ran to a truck, pulling a motorist out uninjured, though in shock.

3.20pm: Two Southbound lanes in Penrose are still blocked on a Southern Motorway, Southbound. On-ramps during Ellerslie-Panmure, Greenlane and St Marks Rd are now closed.

3.18pm: Southbound trade between a city and Ellerslie is travelling during approximately 15 kilometres an hour, according to a NZTA.

3:15pm: Traffic streamer south is during a delay on a Southern Motorway from a city, after a lorry carrying a digger in a trailer strike a Penrose overbridge.

The New Zealand Transport Agency says motorists should equivocate a area, or design prolonged delays.

The group recommends motorists use Great South Rd or a South Western Motorway as an choice route.

Northbound trade is also complicated on a motorway, from Highbrook.

The accident, during 1.15pm, occurred when a arm of a digger has strike a over bridge, partial of a Ellerslie Panmure southbound onramp.

The onramp is being assessed for shop-worn and is now closed.

Photo / Nick Reed
Photo / Nick Reed

There are no reported injuries and no other vehicles were involved, military said.

Emergency Services are on a scene.

Heavy trade seen from Ellerslie. Photo / Jetso Shin
Heavy trade seen from Ellerslie. Photo / Jetso Shin

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