Police are currently at the scene of a vehicle collision on State Highway 1, south of Putaruru.
Bay of Plenty police said the collision was causing delays.
It was estimated the scene would be clear by 6.30pm, they said.
There are diversions in place for southbound traffic via Arapuni Rd, Golf Rd onto Lichfield Rd.
Police would like the public to exercise patience and consider an alternative route.