Effluent spillage Matamata
Location: Tahuna Road, Matamata.
Waikato District Police are
advising motorists to avoid Tahuna Road in the vicinity of
Mangawhara and Tainui Roads (Matamata)
A truck carrying
human effluent has had a large spillage onto the
Police and local authorities are currently at the
Tahuna Road in the vicinty of the spill is
expected to be closed for the next 30 - 60 minutes.
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