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SH29 opens after fatal crash

Some truck drivers were forced to wait following the crash as the diversion routes were not suitable for heavy motor vehicles. Photo: Daniel Hines/SunLive.

State Highway 29 is now open after a fatal crash earlier today.

One person died and two others were injured following a two-vehicle crash on the highway, between Omanawa and Ruahihi roads, just before 2,30pm.

The road was closed for several hours as a result.

The NZ Transport Agency says the highway has re-opened following an earlier road closure.

"Expect delays as congestion eases through the area."

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