Raurimu - Ruapehu District - Truck Crash -
Location: Raurimu - Ruapehu District
Short description: Truck Crash
Emergency services are currently at
the scene of a non injury crash involving two trucks on
State Highway 4, approximately 500 metres south of Raurimu
The crash occurred at 3.00 am this morning
As a result of this collision, both
vehicles are locked together side by side and can not be
moved clear of the roadway. Hence the road is closed to all
Heavy recovery equipment is on route to the
scene from Taupo and is expected to arrive at the scene
around 5.15 am to start clearing the damaged trucks.
Police advise motorist to consult the NZTA web site for
all roading updates and closures including when State
Highway 4 opens after this crash.
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