The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that State Highway 2 at Whakamarama is closed after a serious accident early this morning near the Francis Road intersection.
The road is expected to be closed for sometime, a detour is in place for light vehicles near the location of the crash, but this detour is not suitable for heavy vehicles, all south bound (heading towards Tauranga) heavy vehicles should use alternate routes - State Highways (SH) 26, SH27 and SH29.
Motorists can find information about most road closures, detours and road works by calling the NZTA’s free phone on 0800 4HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49), which can also be used to report any significant road issues or hazards which people may come across during their travels.
The NZTA also uses other technology to provide information to enable drivers to make better informed choices about their travel. On The Move is a free service which enables people to sign up for information about crashes, road works and driving conditions on their frequently used routes - to sign up, go to www.onthemove.govt.nz(external link)