- Publish Date
- Monday, 9 May 2016, 3:19PM
Traffic heading south is at a standstill on the Southern Motorway from Gillies Ave, after a truck carrying a digger in a trailer hit the Penrose over bridge.
The New Zealand Transport Agency says motorists should avoid the area, or expect long delays.
The agency recommends motorists use Great South Rd or the South Western Motorway as an alternative route.
The accident, at 1.15pm, occurred when the arm of the digger has hit the over bridge, part of the Ellerslie Panmure southbound onramp.
The onramp is being assessed for damaged and is currently closed.
There are no reported injuries and no other vehicles were involved, police said.
Emergency Services are on the scene.