Traffic has been backed up for
more than four hours after a truck carrying methanol rolled
on the Napier-Taupo highway.
Police central communications Sergeant Guy Callahan said
police received a call regarding the crash at 6.50am.
Northern fire communications shift manager Steve Smith said a
HAZMAT unit had been sent to the site to contain the spill on
State Highway 5 and had since left the scene.
A recovery crew had also attended, he said.
"They had to get a big crane to right the truck again.
Obviously [there's] no spill at this stage.
"Everything seems to be under control and they're all
probably heading home shortly."
Southbound traffic was flowing, however there were delays, Mr
- By Brendan Manning of