Truck on fire SH27 Friday, 10 January 2014 - 8:20am
Truck on fire SH27
Friday, 10 January
2014 - 8:20am
Police and Fire are attending a
truck which is on fire on SH27 just south of the Ngatea turn
The cause of the fire is not known at this
The truck is not believed to be carrying any
This stretch of SH27 is now closed and
estimated to be so for up to 3 hours.
Diversions are set
up at intersection of SH27 and Tahuna Rd to the south and
intersection of SH27/SH2 to the north.
Motorists are urged
to use alternative routes if
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