There is a large backlog of traffic on State Highway 2 as the road slowly clears from the blockage that occurred at about 5.30am when two cars were involved in a head-on collision.
One of the two cars involved in the crash. Photo by Shady.
The crash occurred just north of Manoeka Road, with the sole occupant of each vehicle trapped.
These people were both extracted from their vehicles by emergency services and were taken to Tauranga Hospital.
Photo by Shady.
An enormous queue of vehicles tailed back from the crash scene as police held a road block there as they attended to the incident.
A SunLive caller, says he counted 112 trucks in the queue that stretched back to the Domain Road roundabout – at the Papamoa turnoff.
The queue of vehicles is slowly diminishing.
The diversion was down a gravel road.
Cars were diverted over Rocky Cutting Road and Reid Road while trucks were forced to remain on the highway.