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State Highway 2 closed west of Opotiki, light traffic detour
in place


The NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise that there is a detour in place on State Highway 2 between Waiotahi and Opotiki, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. This is due to a truck crash earlier this morning.

The detour is via Paerata Ridge Road, Old Creamery Road, Crooked Road and Hukutaia Road, however, it is not suitable for trucks.

The highway is likely to be closed until midday while fire service and road crews work to clear the scene.

For personalised information about driving conditions on their frequently used routes, motorists can check out and sign up to On The Move at link).

For real time information on highway conditions and incidents visit (external link)call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS or follow @nztawaibop on twitter.


For more information please contact:

Natalie Dixon
Media Manager
Waikato and Bay of Plenty region

T: 07 928 7908
M: 021 928 413