The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 35 at Papatea Bay on the East Cape is down to one lane following a serious crash.
Emergency services are at the scene and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.
For real time information on highway conditions and incidents visit www.nzta.govt.nz(external link) 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(external link).
For more information please contact:
Waikato / Bay of Plenty Media Manager
T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 928 413