Truck crash closes highway
A truck crash has blocked a highway north of Christchurch.
A police spokesman said State Highway 7, about seven kilometres north of the Hanmer Springs turn-off, was blocked after a truck and trailer unit crashed at 5.10pm today.
Police, the Fire Service and ambulance were on the scene and the road was closed.
A Fire Service spokesman said the truck had jack-knifed and had tipped on it's side.
The driver had to be cut from the vehicle.