One person is seriously injured and State Highway 2 in the Karangahake Gorge is closed after an accident this morning.

A police spokeswoman said the crash was reported at 7.45am.

One person was seriously injured and a helicopter was heading towards the scene, she said.

The road should be closed for about an hour to allow the helicopter to land and clear the scene.

In a Twitter post, the NZTA said: “Due to an accident near Rahu Rd in Karangahake, SH2 is now closed between Paeroa and K-Gorge for vehicle recovery.

“Postpone your trip or consider a long detour to Whangamata.”

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This notice was published: 2021-06-07 20:33:26


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