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Section of SH1 Taupo CLOSED due to a serious crash - NOW OPEN

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The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 1 Taupo is CLOSED at the intersection of Heuheu Parade due to a serious crash.

Emergency services are at the scene and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.  A detour around Lake Taupo is being set up.   


Update: 9 March 2.29pm

State Highway 1 south of Taupo will remain closed for several hours. A detour around Lake Taupo is in place and will add over an hour and a half to your journey. 

If you're heading north of Taupo we're advising motorists to continue on State Highway 32 to Tokoroa. 

Please consider delaying any non-urgent travel.


Update: 9 March 4.15pm

One lane of SH1 is now open. Police are managing traffic through the site and motorists should expect lengthy delays. Consider delaying travel if possible.


Emergency services are at the scene and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.  A detour around Lake Taupo is being set up.   

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)

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.

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