5.30pm:

Traffic is now slowly flowing in both lanes following a crash on Hewletts Road this afternoon.

A reporter at the scene said although traffic was now moving, motorists heading towards Mount Maunganui were backed up to the Tauranga Harbour Bridge.

Earlier: Multiple vehicle crash has blocked a lane on Hewletts Rd.

Inspector Tony Edwards from Police Northern Communications said a 111 call came at 5.08pm today.

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The initial report was a truck and four to five cars were involved in a nose-to-tail on Hewletts Rd near the intersection of Hocking Street.

Mr Edwards said one lane was blocked, but there were no reports of injuries at this stage.