The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 36 (between Tauranga and Rotorua) is CLOSED due to a serious crash just south of Western Road, Ngongotaha.
Emergency services are at the scene of the crash and a detour is in place via Western Road and State Highway 5 (SH5) for southbound traffic. Northbound traffic is being detoured via SH5.
Traffic is light at this stage.
People can get information on road works and detours in the region they are in, or travelling to by checking www.nzta.govt.nz/summerjourneys(external link) by calling 0800 444 449 or following the Transport Agency on Facebook or Twitter.