BOP highway open after serious crash

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UPDATE: State Highway 36 is now opened following a serious two-vehicle crash in the Pyes Pa area.

NZTA says the highway had been closed between Pyes Pa Road and Oropi Road.

"Caution is advise along this route."

Police are reporting that one person is in serious condition.

The serious crash unit has been called into help investigate the cause of the crash.


One person is in critical condition following a serious crash on State Highway 36.

Emergency services are attending a two-vehicle crash in Pyes Pa.

"The road is blocked for all traffic travelling both from the north and south," says a police spokesperson.

"North bound traffic will be diverted from SH36 onto Oropi Gorge Road with HMV diverted down Te Matai Road towards Te Puke Highway.

"South bound traffic on SH 36 will be diverted at the Kennedy Road round a bout back onto SH 29a.

"Traffic Management crews are in attendance and motorist are asked to avoid the area or delay travel if possible."

The Police serious crash unit is in attendance.

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