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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police are responding to a report of a serious crash on SH 2 West, Whakatāne.

The crash is east of Pikowai Road and it is understood a vehicle is on fire.  

Fire and Emergency New Zealand are also in attendence.

Diversions are being put in place at the Matatā township and at Old Coach Road. 

Motorist are asked to please avoid the area, or seek alternative routes if possible. 

More information will be provided when available. 

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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