Traffic Delays On Auckland's Southern Motorway After Human Waste Spilled

Publish Date
Thursday, 14 January 2016, 1:08PM
Human waste spilled onto the Auckland motorway. Photo / Supplied by Amber Neale

Human waste spilled onto the Auckland motorway. Photo / Supplied by Amber Neale

A truckload of untreated human waste has spilled onto an Auckland motorway, causing heavy traffic delays.

The truck collided with a car on the Southern Motorway just south of Manurewa, and rolled onto its side.

New Zealand Transport Agency warned of delays past Orams Rd.

The Fire Service said it was trying to contain the waste, which was being transported from the Auckland Sewage Treatment Plant.

Northern Fire Service shift manager Paul Radden said firefighters initially thought the load was wet concrete. "It is untreated human waste from the Auckland Treatment Plant.

Crews were attempting to wash the human waste to a safe environment.

"We're liaising with Auckland Council Environment as to where we can contain it to."

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