Diesel spill after truck crash on motorway

A diesel spill from a truck crash forced a lane of Dunedin's northern motorway to be closed this afternoon.

Emergency services were called about 2.30pm  after a small truck crashed into a barrier on State Highway 1, between Pine Hill Rd and Waitati Valley Rd.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokeswoman said diesel which spilled on the road from a generator on the trailer was cleaned up by the fire service.

A police spokeswoman said one of the lanes had been blocked.

No one was injured; however, the front of the truck was damaged.

Meanwhile, emergency services were called after a falling tree brought down power lines in the Fairfield area this afternoon.

Police were called to put a cordon in place at the north end of McMaster Rd about 2.30pm, after reports of lines down.

Around 3.30pm a police spokeswoman said Fire and Emergency New Zealand were still at the scene.

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