Logging truck trailer crashes into harbour

A logging truck lost its trailer which crashed through a barrier and into Blanket Bay early this...
A logging truck lost its trailer which crashed through a barrier and into Blanket Bay early this morning. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery
A section of State Highway 88 near Port Chalmers was closed from 11am while the trailer of a logging truck was removed from Otago Harbour.

Light traffic was diverted on to Blanket Bay Rd, but all other traffic stopped while the recovery took place.

It was expected the highway would be closed for about half an hour, then partially opened.

The trailer smashed through a safety barrier and into the harbour this morning. 

Nobody was hurt in the accident, which happened at 6.30am.

A logging truck crash on the same stretch of road in March last year provoked debate after residents said the road was unsafe.

 

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