State Highway 2 is now open again near Pikowai following an earlier serious crash.
One person has died in the crash which involved a truck.
The highway has been under Stop/Go traffic control between Old Coach Rd and Hauone Rd.
Motorists are advised to pass the scene with care and expect delays.
Emergency services were called to the crash on SH2 west, near Matata, at 7.15am.
The Serious Crash Unit was advised and the highway remained closed while Police undertook a serious crash investigation, with a detour for motorists via SH30/33 Rotorua.
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