Stock Truck Crash
SH2 5kms north of Wairoa is blocked due
to a stock truck crash. SH2 is likely to be closed for three
to four hours. Diversions will be put in place at Wairoa and
the Waipaoa roundabout in Gisborne. Tiniroto Rd is the
alternate route for all motorists travelling between Wairoa
The truck was the only vehicle involved in
the crash which happened shortly before 10am. The two
occupants are out of the truck and only a minor injury was
Police are on scene at the crash and are
working with contractors to get the road
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