State Highway 25 (SH25) near Manaia Road, south of Coromandel is down to one lane after a truck carrying liquid sugar lost its load.
Stop/go traffic management is in place and the NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists to expect delays and take care while travelling through the area.
Updated at 5:04pm
Both lanes are now open.
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