Location: Opiki Rd (State Highway 56) Horowhenua
services are at the scene of a truck crash on Opiki Rd,
State Highway 56 Horowhenua. This is just north of the
intersection of State Highway 56 and 57.
The lanes are
down to one lane due to emergency vehicles at the location.
Initial reports are that a milk tanker with a trailer
unit has left the road and gone into a paddock and the
trailer unit has over turned.
There are no reports of
The vehicle is laden with milk and fuel. With
the possibility of leakage from the vehicle, precautions are
being taken to contain the scene and minimise the impact on
It is unknown at this time the cause of
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