Truck crash closes Desert Road

A truck crash has closed State Highway 1’s Desert Road in the central North Island. The truck and trailer rolled near the Waihohonu Bridge, between Rangipo and Waiouru, about 1.30am on Wednesday, police say. No other vehicles were involved and the truck driver was not injured.

However, a crane will be need to removed the truck and the road was expected to be closed for several hours.

Motorists were urged to detour to the west of Tongariro National Park.


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