Crash closes Karangahake Gorge

The Karangahake Gorge is closed following a crash this afternoon. File photo.

A crash involving multiple vehicles has closed the Karangahake Gorge this afternoon.

A police spokesperson says the incident occurred between Waihi and Paeroa just before 1pm, and involved four vehicles.

“One person is in a serious condition, and the Westpac rescue helicopter has been deployed,” she says.

At least two tow trucks are reported to be heading to the crash site, along with traffic management.

The road is closed in both directions.

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