The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway Tapapa (east of Tirau) is CLOSED due to a serious crash.
Emergency services are at the scene and people are urged to avoid the area if possible.
A detour via State Highway 28 and State Highway 1 is in place and will add around 10 minutes to regular travel time.
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.