UPDATED 10.31AM: State Highway 29A, between Maungatapu and Baypark, is now open after a bus crash earlier this morning.
The highway was closed when a bus crashed into the back of stationary traffic just after 8.30am.
No injuries were reported in the crash, but the bus was blocking both lanes of the highway.
The crash caused massive traffic delays in and around the area.
A heavy haulage tow truck was brought in to remove the bus from the crash scene.
The NZTA say both lanes of the highway are now open.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
UPDATED 8.54AM: State Highway 29A, near Maungatapu is closed this morning as police deal with a bus crash.
A bus has crashed into stationary traffic on the Maungatapu side of the bridge.
Both lanes of the highway are blocked and motorists are being asked to avoid the scene.
Diversions have been put in place at the Welcome Bay and Baypark roundabouts.
There have been no reports of injuries.
Photo: Delena Mosen.
Traffic delays are expected after reports of a bus crash on State Highway 29A, near Maungatapu.
A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says both lanes of the highway are blocked.
"A bus has gone into stationary traffic on the Maungatapu side of the bridge."
Police are placing cordons at the Welcome Bay roundabout and at the Truman Lane rounabout.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area until the crash scene is cleared.
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