Rubbish truck takes messy tumble

Photo / Bradley Ambrose
Photo / Bradley Ambrose

A crane was needed to clear an on-ramp at Onehunga yesterday after a rubbish truck and trailer overturned, spilling debris across the motorway.

The incident occurred at 10am on the Neilson St motorway on-ramp, a link to Auckland Airport.

Fire service spokesman Jaron Phillips said rubbish was obstructing the on-ramp and motorway. The on-ramp was closed for five hours as crews were "having issues" removing the trailer, which was stuck on its side.

Police also closed the left-hand section of the motorway for a short period of time, said Mr Phillips. Traffic was redirected to the Queenstown Rd on-ramp.

No one was injured.

- NZ Herald

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