The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 27 north of Morrinsville is CLOSED due to a serious crash.
Emergency services are at the scene which is just north of the SH27/State Highway 26 intersection, and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.
The stretch of highway is expected to remain closed for a number of hours. A detour via SH26, No 1 Road and SH27 is in place.
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.
For real time information on highway conditions and incidents or to report issues on the network visit www.nzta.govt.nz(external link) call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) or by following the Transport Agency on Facebook or @nztawaibop on twitter.