State Highway 5 south of Rotorua is closed after a truck
crashed early this morning, spilling diesel all over the
Police and emergency services are still at the scene of the
accident, which happened at 4.30am near Waiotapu Rd.
The accident caused a diesel spill, closing both lanes until
the road can be cleared.
A Northern Police communications spokesman said the driver
had been taken to Rotorua Hospital with minor injuries, which
No one else was involved in the crash but the road is not
expected to reopen until at least midday.
Drivers are being diverted through Atiamuri on State Highway
30 to State Highway 1 in both directions.
An investigation into the crash is underway.