UPDATED: The New Zealand Transport Agency have confirmed that state highway 36 has been reopened this morning.
At 7.55am a section of Hamurana Rd was closed for three hours after police were investigating a scene following a serious crash earlier in the week.
Motorists travelling between Tauranga and Rotorua today are being reminder of a highway closure this morning.
State Highway 36, near Gloucester Road, is closed and will be for around three hours.
Police say the road closure is to allow for a scene examination to take place following a fatal crash on January 29.
"There will be traffic management in place but motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible and expect delays," says a police spokesperson.
"Motorists are thanked in advance for their patience."
SH36 ROTORUA - PLANNED CLOSURE THIS MORNING
A section of #SH36 (Hamurana Rd) will be CLOSED this morning for approx 3 hrs for a scene examination following an earlier serious crash this week. Allow an extra 15 mins for detour. An update will be provided when the road closes. ^MF pic.twitter.com/fwK8ET9Zj4— NZTA Waikato/BoP (@NZTAWaiBoP) January 31, 2019