Highway open following serious crash

SH33 was closed for several hours following the two vehicle crash. File photo.

State Highway 33, near Paengaroa, is open this morning following a serious crash.

Emergency services were called to the two-vehicle crash near Allport Road around 10pm.

A police spokesperson says "initial reports state there are serious injuries".

"Four people were injured."

The road was closed for several hours and, according to NZTA, was re-opened around 3am.

The serious crash unit is investigating the cause of the crash.

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