Auckland traffic chaos this weekend
Auckland Council is warning of major delays on the region’s road and huge crowds as the city plays host to a number of events this weekend.
Auckland Transport media manager Mark Hannan says it is going to be one of the busiest weekends ever with the annual Pasifika Festival at Western Springs, Round the Bays running event, Kumeu Show, World Softball Championship in Albany and tomorrow’s Blues rugby match at Eden Park.
He says the fine forecast will only add to expected bottlenecks around the city and traffic delays are inevitable.
The news comes after yesterday afternoon’s nose-to-tail collision between a van and a truck in one of the southbound lanes on the Newmarket Viaduct left commuters all over the city stranded for hours.
Automobile Association spokesman Phil Allen labelled the snarl-up the “worst ever” and Auckland mayor Len Brown only got to his scheduled afternoon meeting on time by getting out of his mayoral car and walking back to the city.