18 Apr 2010

Diesel spill closes SH7

8:08 pm on 18 April 2010

State Highway 7 at Culverden in Canterbury was closed on Sunday and a detour in place as a result of a large diesel spill.

A diesel storage tank fell off a truck and split when it hit the road between Hanmer Springs and Waikari.

Police were unsure how long it would take to clean up the spill and reopen the road.