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A number of animals are believed to have been killed after a stock truck rolled south of Waimate this afternoon.
A police spokeswoman said they were called to the crash on SH82 near the intersection with Shearers Hill Rd, about 20km south of Waimate, at 2.38pm.
The road was closed in both directions, but diversions were in place.
The stock truck had rolled and a vet and heavy tow truck had been called to the scene.
St John had been notified, but were not required to attend.
The status of the driver was not known.
NZ Transport Agency warned motorists delays were possible due to the "serious incident".