State Highway 1 near Taupō is closed after a serious two-vehicle crash.
Police were called to the crash between State Highway 5 and Centennial Drive, also known as the Eastern Taupo Arterial, about 9.50am.
Initial indications are there have been serious injuries, police say.
The road is closed, with diversions in place.
Motorists should avoid the area if possible.
More to come.