SH1 Lake Taupō - closed at Te Pōporo due to truck crash


State Highway 1 at Te Pōporo, Bulli Point around Lake Taupō is closed this afternoon for the recovery of a truck and trailer, which rolled over earlier this morning.

The highway has been open to one lane under traffic management but a full closure is needed now so a salvage team can recover the truck. The road is likely to remain closed until around 6 – 7pm this evening. Unfortunately the highway is too narrow here to enable vehicles to pass the crane. 

The truck’s load is still contained and the driver wasn’t injured.

The detour for northbound traffic is turn left onto State Highway 41 at Turangi, then right onto State Highway 32 along the western side of the lake and turn right onto Marotiri Road, turn right again on Poihipi Road, left onto Oranui Road and right onto Link Road to return to SH1 north of Taupo.   Southbound traffic will take the same route but in reverse.

The detour is suitable for HPMV trucks.

The lane closure on SH41 will be switched to manual control to help ease traffic congestion.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency thanks road users for their patience.