As the Christmas hype begins to settle down, Auckland holidaymakers are beginning to disperse outside the city causing major delays on roads.
Northbound traffic on State Highway 1 is slow through Puhoi, Warkworth and Wellsford and delays are anticipated throughout day.
Aucklanders travelling to the Coromandel and Tauranga could expect delays through Mangatawhiri and Maramarua.
A crash is blocking the left lane of the State Highway 1 southbound off-ramp to State Highway 2 has cleared, allowing earlier congestion to ease.
UPDATE 1:45PM— NZTA Waikato/BoP (@NZTAWaiBoP) December 26, 2018
This crash is now clear.^TH
Traffic is expected to be busy through Huntly between 11am and 5pm for northbound and southbound traffic.