One lane of the highway is now open after a police spokesperson said earlier the road was expected to be closed for some time. Photo / NZME
Two people have died following a car accident on State Highway 1 near Umawera.
Police were notified of the single car accident at about 5.40pm.
A police spokesperson said both people died at the scene and an investigation into the circumstances of the crash is underway.
One lane of the highway is now open.