UPDATE 10:10am: Both lanes on State Highway 29, near Barkes Corner, are now open following a crash this morning.
Police say they were alerted to a crash possibly involving five vehicles at about 9am this morning, including a truck that jack-knifed.
“A truck and about four cars are involved,” says a Police spokesperson.
“However it appears that the truck has jack-knifed.”
Police state that nobody appears have been injured in the crash and that a tow was called to the scene.
Tauranga City Council says that the vehicles involved in the crash have now been cleared but that motorists should still take care when passing through the area.
“Some emergency services still on scene,” says a Council spokesperson.
“Maintain caution passing scene.”
Photo. Tauranga City Council.
EARLIER: Reports are coming in of a crash on State Highway 29, near Barkes Corner.
A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a truck and car have crashed on the highway between the SH29 roundabout and the Oropi Road roundabout.
"One lane looks to be blocked.
"Traffic can still move around it, but people should expect delays."
People are advised to use an alternative route if possible.
Image: Google Maps.
SunLive is working on getting more information and will provide an update when we can.
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