A number of people have serious injuries after a truck and a car collided on State Highway 5 at Hamurana, Rotorua.
It happened at the intersection with Oturoa Road just before 2pm.
There are diversions in place at Dansey Road and Maraeroa Road, and motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible, says a police spokeperson.
"More information will be released when it is available."
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Reports of a serious crash blocking lanes on #SH5 in Mamaku. More information to come when know. Please avoid the area if possible. ^MF— NZTA Waikato/BoP (@NZTAWaiBoP) January 16, 2019