State Highway 2 (SH2) between Waiotahi and Opotiki, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty will remain closed to light traffic until approximately 4pm today, following a truck crash.
A detour via Paerata Ridge Road, Old Creamery Road, Crooked Road and Hukutaia Road remains in place and is not suitable for trucks. This will add about 10 mins to travel times.
One lane of the crash site has been opened to allow trucks to pass through one at a time and drivers are advised to expect five to 10 minute delays.
The Transport Agency says the truck involved in the crash is currently being unloaded and is expected to be removed from the site this afternoon.
The highway is expected to reopen to all traffic at approximately 4pm.
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For more information please contact:
Waikato and Bay of Plenty region
T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 928 413