State Highway 30 (SH30) near Mangakino is closed due a serious motorcycle crash.
The NZ Transport Agency says the stretch of highway is not expected to reopen for several hours, to allow police to investigate the crash.
Detours via local roads are in place and motorists should expect only minor delays.
For real time information on highway conditions and incidents visit www.nzta.govt.nz call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.
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.
For more information please contact:
Waikato / Bay of Plenty Media Manager
T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 928 413