A container truck which rolled on the Hawke's Bay Expressway yesterday (Friday) afternoon caused traffic delays for several hours.

The crash occurred at 2.33pm at the intersection of SH2B and Prebensen Dr.

The left lane into Prebensen Dr was blocked, and continued to be at 6pm.

A lamp post was knocked down in the accident. Contractor's were on the scene just before 4pm.

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A police spokeswoman expected everything to be cleared by this morning .

A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said there were no injuries.