Matthew Backhouse is a NZME. News Service journalist based in Auckland.

Tanker crash in Horowhenua

A milk tanker which crashed in rural Horowhenua has spilled milk into a paddock.

Emergency services closed one lane of State Highway 56 at Opiki, south of Palmerston North, after the truck and trailer unit left the road and crashed in the paddock.

The trailer unit overturned, spilling part of its load of milk.

There were no reported injuries.

Police said precautions were being taken to contain the scene and minimise the impact on the environment.


Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf05 at 09 Dec 2016 12:18:15 Processing Time: 362ms