Fuel tanker rolls in Southland

Diversions are in place while the tanker is removed from the scene. Photo / File
Diversions are in place while the tanker is removed from the scene. Photo / File

A fuel tanker driver escaped without major injuries after his vehicle rolled in Southland this morning.

Emergency services were called at 5.32am after the tanker rolled on State Highway 6 between Lumsden and Five Rivers.

A section of the road is closed and police say it will remain closed for much of the morning while the tanker is removed from the scene.

Diversions are in place.

- NZ Herald

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