Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises State Highway 36 is closed between Oropi Rd and Te Matai Rd due to a serious crash in the area.
Bay of Plenty System Manager Rob Campbell says the road is expected to remain closed most of the morning.
“Motorists are asked to avoid the area and delay their travel. There is a detour in place, with northbound traffic from Rotorua encouraged to use SH33 to Paengaroa and either SH2 or the Te Puke Highway to Tauranga. Southbound traffic should use SH2 or the Te Puke highway to SH33 at Paengaroa, then travel south to Rotorua.”
The Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience.
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