Road authorities are due to close a main road in the Tararua District after a truck rolled down a bank early this morning.

It is expected part of Pahiatua Aokautere Rd will be closed off sometime today to remove the truck that lost control and crashed down a bank about 4am.

Police and emergency staff were called to the scene shortly afterwards after reports the driver was trapped.

A central fire communications spokeswoman said firefighters worked to extricate the truck driver from the cab.

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Police said St John staff were stood down after it was established the driver had not suffered any injuries.

A police spokeswoman said towing services were being organised to remove the truck from the area.

Part of the road would be closed off for a short time as that work was carried out.