Waka Kotahi said queues went back to Spaghetti Junction after a crash on Saturday night.
Auckland’s southern motorway has been restored to full capacity southbound after an earlier car crash involving two vehicles and a motorbike closed several lanes.
The crash happened in the southbound lanes, between Market Road off-ramp and the Green Lane East off-ramp shortly after 7pm Saturday.
“The motorcyclist received moderate injuries, while an occupant of one of the vehicles suffered minor injuries,” a police spokesperson said.
The motorway was temporarily down to two southbound lanes next to the Greenlane off-ramp.
Traffic was gridlocked as far back as Spaghetti Junction, but congestion on the network had since eased, a Waka Kotahi spokesperson said.