A section of State Highway 2 (SH2) between Tauranga and Katikati is currently closed after a fatal crash near Whakamarama.
The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists to avoid the area if possible.
Northbound traffic is being detoured via Apata Station Road and southbound traffic is being detoured via Wainui South Road onto Esdaile Rd.
Heavy vehicles are unable to use the detours and will remain parked at the road closure until the highway is reopened.
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)
For more information please contact:
Waikato and Bay of Plenty region
NZ Transport Agency
T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 928 413