A motorcyclist flew to the hospital earlier this afternoon after a severe crash on State Highway 2 near Kaitoke, Upper Hutt.
There are emergency services on Remutaka Hill that have forced the closure of SH2 in both directions.
A spokesperson for the Fire Department and Nood New Zealand told us Herald the motorcyclist was brought to the hospital in a critical condition after the incident.
He said that the incident occurred around 4:30 PM and that the road would remain closed for an hour or so.
A police spokesman asked motorists to avoid the area if possible.
More to come.