State Highway 1B at Tamahere in the Waikato is CLOSED following a serious crash near Marychurch Road.
The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists to avoid travelling in area.
Emergency services and contractors are at the scene and a detour via Bellevue Road and Victoria Road is in place however delays are likely.
The closure is expected to remain in place until after 2pm today.
For real time information on highway conditions and incidents visit www.nzta.govt.nz(external link) call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.
For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can check out and sign up to On The Move at www.onthemove.govt.nz(external link).