Vehicle rollover in Mount Maunganui
Update 11am: A crane and tow truck are present at the scene of where a truck has rolled in Mount Maunganui this morning.
An employee of a nearby business says the truck remains on its side.
"There is a big crane and tow truck. It looks like they are figuring out how to remove it."
She says police are still at the scene controlling traffic.
A New Zealand Transport Agency spokesperson says vehicle recovery is underway, and is expected to take one hour.
Delays should be expected through the Hewletts Road section of State Highway Two.
SH2 MT MAUNGANUI - UPDATE 10:15AM— NZTA Waikato/BoP (@NZTAWaiBoP) March 8, 2020
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Westbound traffic will be diverted between Totara Street and Tasman Quay on State Highway 2 Hewletts Road from 11.30am this morning for vehicle recovery, says the spokesperson.
Eastbound traffic will be down to one lane between Tasman Quay and Totara Street. Westbound traffic will be directed into the left-hand eastbound lane between Totara Street and Tasman Quay, where they will return to the westbound lanes.
All southbound traffic on Totara Street will be directed to turn left, with those wishing to head west toward Tauranga required to continue east down Hewletts Road to the Newton Street roundabout, where they will be able to turn around to head west down Hewletts Road.
"Traffic lights at the Hewletts Road/Totara Street intersection will be flashing orange."
NZTA urges motorists to follow the directions of manual traffic controllers on site and take extra care.
A police spokesperson says one person has received moderate injuries.
Update 8.10am: A vehicle has rolled in Mount Maunganui at the intersection of Hewletts Road and Totara Street this morning.
Police received a report at 7.40am that a truck had rolled, says a police spokesperson.
"The driver was reported to be out of the truck but there is no detail as to any injuries."
All lanes are open and a crane will remove the truck from the road.
Earlier: A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says the crash is at the intersection of Hewletts and Totara roads.
"A truck and trailer unit has rolled over. He was turning the corner, went round too fast, and rolled. It's not good, they will need cranes to pick it up."
The crash is in the northbound lane.
"Traffic is backed up quite a bit."
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