The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 3 (SH3) Otorohanga between Blucks Road and Harpers Ave is CLOSED due to a police operation.
Emergency services are at the scene and contractors are setting up a detour via local roads.
Travellers are advised to avoid the area if possible.
For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can 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 on twitter.