A motorcyclist has been flown to hospital after a serious crash on State Highway 2 near Kaitoke, Upper Hutt, earlier this afternoon.
A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman told the Herald the motorcyclist had been helicoptered to hospital in a critical condition after the incident.
A police spokesperson said the motorcyclist hit a barrier which forced the temporary closure of the road.
The road was reopened after the incident occurred earlier this afternoon around 4.30pm.
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Emergency services attended the scene on Remutaka Hill which saw both lanes of traffic on SH2 close temporarily.