Highway re-opened following SH2 crash

Two vehicles have crashed on SH2. Image: Daniel Hines/SunLive

UPDATE 11.37AM: State Highway 2 is now open following a two-car crash on the highway this morning.

Emergency services were called to the crash at around 10.30am.

A police spokesperson says no one was injured in the crash.

Local residents were helping with traffic management on Snodgrass Road and Te Puna Quarry Road.

One woman describes the intersections as 'absolutely diabolical.'

"This is the second crash we've had today."

Two vehicles have crashed on SH2. Image: Supplied.

UPDATE: 10.52AM: State Highway 2 is completely blocked following a two-car crash.

A police spokesperson says the road is blocked near Snodgrass Road.

“The crash was reported about 10.30am

“There are no serious injuries, however the road is completely blocked and will be for some time.”

The crash scene on SH2. Photo: Kiki Horton.


Reports are coming in of a crash on State Highway 2.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says it is near Snodgrass Road, near Te Puna.

“It is blocking both passing lanes heading towards Katikati.

“Traffic from Katikati to Tauranga is slow.

“People can expect delays.”

SunLive has contacted police for more information and will update the story soon.

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Posted on 10-07-2019 12:23 | By

They could put those useless skittles from Katikati to Tauranga and it wont stop accidents or save lives. Only one way to fix this road. Maybe some of Jones slush fund to four lane to export port./

Median Barrier Safety

Posted on 10-07-2019 11:27 | By Gaz

NZTA need to invest in the current and the future to make our roads safer. A safety median barrier for a highway of this volume is mandatory.