19 Oct 2018

Chemical truck crash closes SH1 north of Wellington

From Morning Report, 6:12 am on 19 October 2018

A truck carrying chemicals has rolled on State Highway One north of Wellington, and the road is closed in both directions. A Fire and Emergency shift manager Belinda Beets said about 50 firefighters and support crew, including a hazmat unit are at the scene, 500m north of Plimmerton. She said it was not clear what type of chemicals the truck was carrying. The driver is said to be unharmed in the incident. Traffic is being diverted over the Paekakariki Hill Road and the highway is expected to be closed for some time.