5 Jul 2011

Logging truck crash disrupts Napier-Taupo road traffic

12:19 pm on 5 July 2011

A logging truck crash closed the Napier-Taupo highway for several hours on Tuesday.

The crash on State Highway 5 at Ellis Wallace Road, 25 kilometres from Napier, was reported at 3.50am on Tuesday. The driver was taken to hospital.

Logs spilled from the truck and blocked the road and a nearby railway line. A KiwiRail crew was to check for damage to the line.

Inspector Ken Climo says backlogs of traffic that formed near the site of the crash were cleared before midday.