14 Feb 2011

Crane no longer blocking SH1

3:15 pm on 14 February 2011

Traffic is flowing again on State Highway 1, near Taihape, after a heavy crane blocking some of the road was taken away.

The 80-tonne crane was being transported on a trailer when it came loose about 6am on Monday in the Mangaweka gorge.

It has now been moved to a nearby hill until night-time when it will be relocated.