Driver critical after State Highway 1 crash near Taupō
One person is in a critical condition following a crash on State Highway 1 near Taupō.
The person was the driver of the car which hit a barrier just south of Wairakei at 4.15pm.
"The car is blocking traffic in both directions," a police spokeswoman said.
The road has been closed between Wairakei roundabout and Centennial Drive.
"Diversions are in place but they are a long way from the crash site, so we're asking people to delay their travel."
Reports of a #crash on #SH1 just south of Wairakei (Taupo Bypass). Follow directions of emergency services. #Delays are likely ^TP pic.twitter.com/gnOvsua02n— NZTA Waikato/BoP (@NZTAWaiBoP) October 13, 2017