The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 35 at Maraenui Hill - between Opotiki and the East Cape - is CLOSED due to a slip.
The contractors have done a great job and have managed to open up one lane. Stop/ go traffic management and speed restrictions are in place.
There is no detour and motorists are urged to delay travel in the area.
Contractors are onsite working to clear the slip and re-open the road to one lane however the work is expected to take approximately three hours.
For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can sign up to On The Move at www.onthemove.govt.nz(external link)
People travelling around the Bay of Plenty region can go to www.drivelive.nz/tauranga(external link), a dedicated website that tells people what the current journey times are to get to key places.
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 or follow @nztawaibop on Twitter.