Section of SH2 closed following crash
UPDATED 11.34am: The crash is cleared and the road has reopened.
EARLIER: Reports are coming in of a crash on White Pine Bush Rd in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
SH2 is closed between SH30 intersection and Fermah Rd, Awakeri.
Cordons are in place and motorists are advised to follow the directions of emergency personnel on scene.
Motorists should expect delays and allow extra time for travel if they are headed to or through the affected area.
Motorists headed eastbound are asked to turn left onto SH30 into Whakatane. Continue onto Hinemoa St at the roundabout, continue onto Arawa Rd, turn right onto Valley Rd, Continue onto Taneatua Rd back onto SH2
Motorists headed westbound are asked to use Taneatua Rd, turn left onto Arawa Rd, continue onto Hinemoa St and onto SH30 to continue back to SH2 Eastbound.