Logging truck crash reported on Takitimu Drive

Traffic is reported to be delayed in the area. Photo. Dan Sheridan.

UPDATE: Waka Kotahi NZTA states that lanes have been cleared following an earlier crash on State Highway 2 Takitimu Drive.

In a statement, they say that congestion is now easing following the incident involving a logging truck and a car.

Police say they were alerted to the crash at around 2.50pm and no injuries are reported.

Motorists are still advised to pass the scene with care and expect delays.

EARLIER: Reports are coming in of a logging truck and car crash on Takitimu Drive.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says the vehicles have collided in the eastbound lane of the highway.

"The crash is located between the Elizabeth Street roundabout and the Chapel Street off-ramp.

"People should expect delays."

Image: Google Maps.

NZTA says the eastbound lanes of the road are blocked just east of the Elizabeth Street roundabout.

A reporter at the scene says there are three police officers at the scene and it looks like they have closed one lane.

The crash has caused traffic to back up. Photo. Brian Pinney.

"People should expect delays. It is right under the footbridge that goes over Takitimu Drive."

SunLive is working on getting more information and will provide an update when we can.

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Why the logging truck?

Posted on 11-06-2021 16:41 | By TheCameltoeKid

did the car cut off the truck to make the turnoff?


Posted on 10-06-2021 15:50 | By

Can’t wait for the trip home now!!