Truck rolls on northern motorway
A rubbish truck has rolled on the northern motorway, sparking traffic delays.
A police spokesman said they were alerted to the accident about 1.50pm.
The truck was blocking one of the south-bound lanes heading to Christchurch, causing traffic delays.
Some vehicles were overtaking the truck on the grass, he said.
He understood a motorist had suffered minor injuries and an ambulance had been requested.
It was lucky the truck did not hit another vehicle, he said.
The NZ Transport Authority was assisting with traffic management at the scene, he said.
The spokesman said a Hiab was on its way to lift the truck to clear the motorway.
Police are investigating.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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