A bus and a car have collided on Welcome Bay Rd this morning.

The collisions just outside the Welcome Bay Shops has closed down traffic to one lane, a reporter on the scene said.

"The car is blocking the road, there doesn't appear to be any injuries, but the front of the car is pretty smashed up," she said.

This is one of a spate of crashes in the Western Bay today.


Other crashes included:

Three-car crash Moffat Rd, Bethlehem

Two-car crash in Papamoa

Car crashes into building in Tauranga

One dead in Bay of Plenty truck crash