A major slip has come down on State Highway 30, near Whakamaru, completely blocking both lanes.
According to the Bay of Plenty and Taupo Facebook page the road between State Highway 30 and Old Taupo Rd is closed.
A Rotorua Daily Post reporter there said cars were being turned around.
Contractors are working on clearing the slip however it is likely to take several hours to clear and motorists are asked to take alternative routes.
Motorists driving to Putaruru are asked to drive with care due to high river levels under the bridge on State Highway 1 near Whites Rd.
Click here for the latest road closure information.