Contractors have cleared a lane of State Highway 25A, Kopu to Hikuai after a major slip shut the road this morning.

The New Zealand Transport Agency reported that one lane had reopened with stop/go traffic management in place at the site.

Earlier, a truck was caught in the debris of the slip that closed a section of the State Highway.

An ambulance crew came across the scene about 6.30am to find a truck stuck within the slip on a section of State Highway 25A, a police spokeswoman said.


She said there were no injuries and contractors had indicated a two-hour wait to retrieve the truck and clear the slip.

The New Zealand Transport Agency reported that the road was closed at 6.45am after a large slip between Kirikiri and Puketai Rds block the entire road.

A detour had been in place.

There had been a smaller scale slip last week at the same place due to bad weather, but it had worsened today.

The road was popular for Coromandel commuters.