Road blocked after truck jackknifes

MYLES HUME
Last updated 13:51 04/08/2014

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A busy Christchurch roundabout where a truck jackknifed in a crash with another vehicle has been cleared.

Emergency services have been at the scene at the Marshland Rd and Prestons Rd intersection since about 12.30pm.

The Christchurch Transport Operation Centre warned drivers to expect delays in the area, and to avoid the intersection if possible as detours were put in place.

A spokesperson said the crash site and detours have since been cleared, but there would be some residual delays as the traffic clears.

A Fire Service spokesman said two vehicles were involved in the crash, where one fully articulated truck has jackknifed. 

He said it was too soon to determine if any occupants needed extricating or if there were any serious injuries

Meanwhile, traffic lights at the intersection of Blenheim Rd and Matipo St are currently flashing yellow.

A contractor is en route to repair the lights.

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