Serious crash blocks main highway near Taupō

State Highway 5 is blocked near Taupō following a serious crash involving multiple vehicles.

The incident took place on the highway northeast of Taupo at Ohaaki, shortly before 11am, police report.

Diversions are in place off SH5 at Ohaaki Rd and Aratiatia Rd. Motorists are expected to expect delays and asked to be patient.

A St John spokeswoman said initial reports were three people were injured, including one in a serious condition.

However, she said only one person has been taken to Rotorua Hospital in a moderate condition and one person who received minor injuries was assessed at the scene.

There was no more information available at this time.

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