Police are on their way to a crash on the Napier / Taupo Rd. Photo / NZME
Police were this afternoon at the scene of a crash involving a truck and a car on State Highway 5 between Napier and Taupo.
The crash was reported at 12.43pm between Rangitaiki and Waipunga, towards the western of the Napier-Taupo Highway segment, otherwise known as the Thermal Explorer Highway.
A New Zealand Fire and Emergency shift manager said three Taupo rescue crews had gone to the scene along with police, ambulance and rescue helicopter crews.
It was understood one person had been extricated from a car but no details were available on the status or injuries.
The highway was about 2pm reported to be still closed and motorists were being asked to avoid the area or delay journeys to help alleviate congestion.
More to come
Truck and car crash on Napier-Taupō Rd – NZ Herald