Video: Traffic comes to a grinding halt as ducks cross busy highway
Traffic across all three lanes halted to let the ducks pass by.
In a bizarre incident, a group of ducks crossing the road brought a busy highway to a grinding halt.
In a video shared by the Aukland transport department on Twitter, vehicles can be seen halting to let a mamma duck along with her ducklings cross the road near Tristram Avenue.
The New Zealand Police then rescued the ducks to safety, the tweet said.
"It is heartwarming to see the traffic across three lanes stop for the ducks to pass by and reach the other side safely," one Twitter user responded.
The gesture led to more social media users applauding the efforts of the motorists and the police.
good on you Auckland drivers - no ducks harmed in the making of this- Bronwyn Muir (@MuirBron) August 24, 2018
Watch the video below:
SH1 NORTHERN MWY, SOUTHBOUND - 7:45AM- NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) August 23, 2018
Please allow a little extra time citybound on the Northern Mwy this morning with minor delays due to ducks crossing near Tristram Ave. NZ Police are now escorting all to safety. ^TP #becauseitsfriday #nocrashescaused pic.twitter.com/c38jB6lhV5
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