19 Aug 2014

SH1 closed overnight, truck rolls

5:47 am on 19 August 2014

State Highway One south of Taupo was closed for more than four hours overnight after 20 litres of acid spilled out of a truck. The fire service had cleared the road by 4am.

And three people have been taken to hospital after a truck rolled on the Desert Road 20 kms south of Turangi, just before 4am.

The police say none have serious injuries.

The Desert Road remains open.