Logging truck's trailer rolls, scatters logs on road

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Photo / File

A loaded logging truck has crashed in the Waikato district this morning, resulting in logs on the road, but no injuries to the driver.

Central Police Communications Shift Inspector Chris Tate said the second trailer of a truck and trailer unit rolled around 5.45am this morning on State Highway 3 near Awakino.

The driver was uninjured. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

The truck was loaded at the time and the road was currently down to one lane as logs were cleared from the road, he said.

A crane was en route to the crash scene to right the overturned trailer and pick up the scattered logs, Mr Tate said.

The road was expected to be fully reopened by 8.30am.


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