The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 2 (SH2) between Taneatua and Wainui Road is CLOSED due to a serious crash near Fraser Road.
Emergency services are at the scene and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
The road is expected to remain closed for a number of hours.
Traffic is being diverted via Whakatane to Opotiki, however other SH2 closures are in place in the Gisborne region due to flooding near Matawai.
For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can check out and 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