Five people have been injured following a serious crash on State Highway 29A.
NZTA reports that, as of 7.06pm, SH29A is closed in both directions between Baypark and Maungatapu Road, with detours along SH2, Waka Kotahi said about 4pm.
Police advised of ”significant traffic delays” and say motorists travelling from Mount Maunganui are being diverted.
“We advise motorists to avoid the area if possible.”
St John sent five vehicles to the incident and treated five patients.
Three were in a serious condition and two others were in a moderate condition, and all were transferred to Tauranga hospital.
As of 7.06pm, the highway remains closed. Image: Google Maps.
"Please follow directions of emergency services and allow extra time for your journey," says a spokesperson from NZTA.