The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that State Highway 35 is closed five kilometres north of the State Highway 35/Toa Street intersection due to a serious crash.
Police are at the scene and will provide an update on the status of the road closure by 8pm.
Motorists should delay their journey.
Updates will be posted on our website and social media pages. People can also call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS.
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