NZ police are responding to serious crash at Hatepe

State Highway 1 is closed at Hatepe, south of Taupo, following a serious crash.

The crash, involving a truck and a van, was reported about 4.40am.

Initial indications are there are serious injuries.

No diversions are in place and motorists are asked to avoid the area.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.