Car in river closes State Highway 1

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A car crashed into a river near Waitahanui.
A car crashed into a river near Waitahanui.

Two occupants made it out without injury after crashing into a river on State Highway 1 near Taupo.

A police media spokeswoman said a car crashed into a river near Waitahanui shortly after 11.30am today.

She said all occupants made it out of the vehicle safely and police were on route to the scene.

State Highway 1 between Taupo and Turangi was closed for about an hour from 1.30pm so that the car could be salvaged out of the river.

Traffic was diverted around the road, which opened again shortly before 3pm.

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