Serious crash closes Thames highway

Police have confirmed they are in attendance at a serious crash on State Highway 26 in Thames this evening.

A statement released a short time ago confirmed the single-vehicle crash happened on Paeroa Kopu Road shortly after 8pm. 

State Highway 26 (Paeroa Kopu Road) is closed and diversions are currently in place.

The authorites are asking motorists to avoid the area. 

At this stage, the extent of any injuries suffered in the crash is unknown.

The Serious Crash Unit have been advised and will begin investigating the cause of the incident.

More follows.