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Road reopen after SH5 crash

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UPDATE 1.PM: Waka Kotahi NZTA is advising that the road is now completely clear following an earlier crash.

A two-vehicle incident previously left northbound traffic on State Highway 5 blocked.

However, the road is now completely open.

EARLIER 12:10PM: Part of State Highway 5 in south of Rotorua is closed following a crash.

Waka Kotahi NZTA state that the northbound lane on State Highway 5 is blocked at the intersection of State Highway 30 in Whakarewarewa.

“Expect delays and follow the directions of emergency services on-site,” says a Waka Kotahi statement.

Police confirm one person has minor injuries after a two-car crash which they were alerted to at about 11.40am.

“One person has minor injuries, however one lane remains blocked on SH5,” says a police spokesperson.

SunLive will update this story as more information becomes available.

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