Road reopens after crash near Clinton

State Highway 1 has been reopened following a crash between a car and a truck near Clinton this morning.

A police spokeswoman said they were called to scene about 6.55am.

"Initial indications are one person has moderate injuries."

The crash happened on the Waipahi Highway, also known as the Presidential Highway, between Springbank Rd and Wairuna Siding Rd.

It is believed the truck lost its load during the crash and the road needed to be closed while it is cleared, she said.

Traffic had to be diverted around the site, however the road was reopened just after 2pm, police said.