Traffic chaos around Tauranga
Mass traffic delays are being reported around Tauranga this morning.
While the city usually experiences high traffic volumes, motorists are reporting higher than normal volumes today.
A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says traffic on Takitimu Drive heading westbound to Mount Maunganui is backed up past the Elizabeth St roundabout.
He says it’s at a standstill and much worse than normal peak hour traffic.
According to Google Maps' Live Traffic Reporting, traffic is backed up on Takitimu Drive from the Elizabeth St roundabout right through to Hewletts Rd.
Traffic is also delayed on SH2, between the Bayfair and Te Maunga roundabouts, and on SH2 near the intersection of Maunganui and Hewletts roads.
Google Live Traffic is showing traffic on Chapel St and Ngatai Rd heading towards the city centre is backed up to Aylesbury Terrace.
There are also delays in Tauriko and on SH29a, near Greerton, according to Google's Live Traffic reporting.
Image: Google Maps.