Serious crash blocking highway

A serious crash is being reported on State Highway 5, south of Rotorua.

Emergency services are at a crash on the highway by Settlers Road in Reporoa.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a truck and ute have crashed.

"It looks pretty serious."

Motorists are being advised to avoid the scene or delay their journey until the crash scene is cleared.

Police say one person has sustained serious injuries in the crash.

"Both lanes of SH5 are currently blocked. Drivers should expect delays travelling both ways."

At the scene?

Call 0800 SUNLIVE or email photos to 


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