Truck crash closes Napier-Taupo Road

The notorious Napier-Taupo Road.
The notorious Napier-Taupo Road. Photo credit: Getty Images

The Napier-Taupō Road is closed following a serious crash in Hawke's Bay north of Napier.

Police were called to the scene near Beattie Rd and Ellis Wallace Rd after reports of a truck and trailer flipping shortly before 5am.

There are no reports of injuries but officials say State Highway 5 is expected to stay closed for some time.

"Light vehicles will be diverted down Seafield Rd and onto Glengarry Rd," police said in a statement. 

"Heavy vehicles will need to seek alternative routes."