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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

State Highway 5, approximately 1.5 km south of Rotorua, will be closed from 11am this morning until at least 6pm this evening. 

Detours will be in place but motorists are advised to expect significant delays. 

The road closure is to allow a crane to remove a truck and trailer following a crash earlier this morning.

Standard vehicles travelling north into Rotorua from SH5 should head west onto Waikite Valley Road into Whirinaki Valley Road North onto SH30. Vehicles travelling southbound should go from SH30, to Whirinaki Valley Road North and then onto Waikite Valley Road.

Trucks and heavy vehicles need to travel the main routes of SH5, SH1 and SH 30 as the above detours are unsuitable for heavy vehicles.