NZ police are responding to serious crash at Waiouru Military Area, Ruapehu District

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on SH1, Waiouru Military Area, Ruapehu District.

Police were alerted to the crash around 11.45am.

Initial reports indicate three vehicles are involved and several people are injured.

A helicopter has been dispatched from Palmerston North.

The road is closed and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

The Serious Crash Unit have been advised.

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