Police are responding to a serious crash involving a truck and a ute at the intersection of State Highway 30 and Shaw Road in Whakatane.
The crash happened around 3:35pm, says a police spokesperson.
Emergency services have yet to confirm any injuries.
SH30 is closed between Paroa Road and Keepa Road and the New Zealand Transport Agency is advising people to avoid the area or expect delays.
SH 30 WHAKATANE – SERIOUS CRASH – 4:30PM— Waka Kotahi NZTA Waikato/BoP (@WakaKotahiWaiBP) February 23, 2021
Due to a serious crash, near Shaw Rd a section of #SH30 is now closed between Paroa Rd and Keepa Rd in Whakatane. Follow the detour and allow additional time for your journey. More: https://t.co/ASg69s3DVN. ^MF pic.twitter.com/p1kOXrNcHo
The following diversions are in place:
Westbound: SH30, left onto Mill Road, right onto Patuwai Road, right onto Paroa Road, left onto SH30
Eastbound: SH30, left onto Huna Road, straight onto Ferguson Road, right onto Keepa Road, left onto SH30
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