Fog restrictions have been lifted at Auckland Airport
following the cancellation of three flights this morning.
Airport spokesman Simon Lambourne said the weather had
cleared and the fog restrictions were lifted at 8.45am.
Three domestic regional flights had been cancelled and three
had been delayed after fog restrictions were put in place at
the airport at 4.38am this morning.
International flights were not affected, Mr Lambourne said.
Passengers were advised to check the airport's website
the latest flight arrival and departure information.
MetService duty forecaster Tom Bell said the "radiation fog"
had been caused by a humid air mass contrasting with cooler
Radio New Zealand reported that some Auckland harbour ferry
crossings had also been delayed.
A police spokesman said a few minor crashes had occurred
around the Auckland region this morning but it wasn't
possible to say whether they were the result of fog.
"We had a crash reported up on the Northern Motorway between
Oteha Valley and Bawden Rd hearing north - a nose-to-tail.
There's no report of injury at this stage. I can't say
whether we can blame the fog on it or not," he said.
The NZ Transport Agency warned Auckland motorists to take
extra care at East Tamaki Rd and Springs Rd intersection as a
collision had taken out the traffic lights at the
intersection. No one was injured in the crash and the car was
being towed from the scene, the police spokesman said.
Motorists were advised to drive with caution.