Glue spill on road near Oakleigh
Location: Sh1, Oakleigh, (south of Whangarei).
WHANGAREI - Glue spill on road near Oakleigh
Whangarei Police advise
that a collision involving two trucks occurred on SH1 south
of Whangarei at about 3.30am this morning.
One of the
trucks was carrying 14,000 litres of glue.
Some of the
glue has leaked onto the road surface, making conditions
very very slippery.
The affected road is State Highway
One from the intersection of Maungakaramea Road to the
intersection with Mangapai Road.
Drivers are warned to
slow down, use the utmost of care, and to expect delays.
It is likely the clean up process may take some hours.
Police, Fire, and Road Contractors are working to make
the road safe as soon as possible.
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