Truck rolled in Mount Maunganui
UPDATED: A truck and trailer unit has rolled on Hewletts road and is leaking diesel.
A SunLive reporter at the scene says the left-hand north bound lane is blocked at the intersection of Totara Street and Hewletts Road.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand Senior Firefighter Burchell says the truck driver has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries, including nasty grazes and a cut to his leg.
He says it is the second time there has been a crash like this in the last one or two years.
“If Hewletts Road goes down it’s chaos.”
The truck is leaking diesel so the fire crew have created a dam to isolate the fuel and will remain on scene until it is contained, says Burchell.
Police were alerted to the crash just before 11.30am, police say in a statement.
“While the road is currently not blocked, the truck and trailer will need to be removed from the area.
“This is expected to take some time and the road will have to be closed when this happens.”
EARLIER: A truck has crashed in Mount Maunganui.
A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a truck and trailer unit has rolled.
"It is at the intersecton of Hewletts Road and Totara Street.
"People should expect delays."
A truck is on its side in Mount Maunganui. Supplied photo.
Another SunLive reader has messaged us on Facebook to say a truck is on its side at the Totara Street and Hewletts Road lights.
Google Live Traffic reporting indicates that traffic is stalled in the area.
Image: Google Maps.
"Due to a crash near Totara St, lanes are blocked," says the NZTA.
"Expect delays and pass the scene with care. Consider alternative route."
SunLive is working on getting more information and will provide an update when we can.
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