A crash between two cars and a small truck has caused traffic to back up to Te Puna.
The crash occurred about 3pm on State Highway 2 near Te Puna.
Western Bay of Plenty road policing manager Senior Sergeant Ian Campion said one person was attended to by ambulance staff at the scene.
A reporter at the scene said seven cars had been involved in accidents opposite the garden centre on the corner of State Highway 2 and Te Karaka Drive.
One car was reported to be in a ditch and one car on its side.
Traffic was backed up between Omokoroa and Te Puna but is beginning to flow again.