The southbound lanes of State Highway 1 (SH1) near Meremere in the Waikato are closed following a serious crash.
The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that traffic in both directions is being diverted along the northbound lanes of the highway.
Long delays are expected and motorists are urged to avoid the area.
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
T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 928 413