Truck and trailer rolls

LAIRD HARPER
Last updated 09:37 03/12/2013

A truck has rolled on SH3

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Laird Harper
A truck and trailer carrying detergent rolled this morning between Waverly and Whanganui.

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State Highway Three has been reopened after a truck and trailer carrying detergent rolled this morning between Waverly and Whanganui.

The 30-year-old driver was not injured but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Sergeant Andy Anderson said it appeared the driver had lost concentration while turning a corner and rolled the truck.

It was possible he had fallen asleep but investigations are continuing.

State Highway 3 near Nukumaru was closed for several hours from 6:45am until police set up a one-lane diversion through paddocks at a nearby marae.

A Taranaki Daily News reporter at the scene said the traffic was backed up for about 2km in both directions from the crash.

A crane was used to clear the road about 1pm.

The truck had a hazardous-chemical warning sign but police said it posed no immediate risk.

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