A truck driver is seriously injured and a section of State Highway 2 is covered in detergent after a crash in Wairarapa early this morning.
The 40-tonne truck and trailer crashed 5km south of Eketahuna at 1.15am, Inspector Chris Tate, of police central communications said.
The truck, which had been carrying detergent that spilled on the road, was still blocking both lanes at 6am.
It was expected to be cleared by about 7am.
The driver was taken to Palmerston North Hospital with serious injuries.
No other people were involved.
A Fire Service spokesman said the truck had been carrying two 1000-litre containers of industrial detergent.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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