6.30pm update: State Highway 2 has traffic now flowing in one lane following a serious crash between Matata and Otamarakau on Saturday afternoon.
Police were alerted to a report of a two vehicle crash on SH2 between Arawa St and Herepuru Rd at Matata at around 4.30pm.
One person has received moderate injuries and has been transported to Whakatane Hospital.
Police say that the road was initially closed but is back to one lane open and traffic flowing through.
Earlier, 5pm: There has been a serious crash on State Highway 2 near Matata.
SH2 is closed between Matata and Otamarakau following a crash at around 4.30pm on Saturday.
Stop/Go Traffic management is now in place.
Motorists are advised to expect delays between Matata and Otamarakau.
Please delay your journey or use an alternative route
At the scene? Phone 0800 SUNLIVE or email firstname.lastname@example.org