Hundreds of Auckland bus drivers have now walked off the job leaving tens of thousands of morning commuters to try to make their own way to work and school.
* Traffic is heavy on Auckland roads and there is standing room only on the trains.
* Tens of thousands of commuters have to find another way into the centre city
* Local roads and some main arterials, such as Dominion Road, are choked with traffic that is barely moving
* All bus services for Metrolink, North Star, Go West, Waka Pacific, Link and some Howick and Eastern services stopped running at 4am this morning.
* The strike will continue until 4am Saturday.
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