A refrigerated load of butter took an unscheduled off-load when the truck and trailer unit carrying the container tumbled off State Highway 1 in Northland.
Police and emergency services were called to the roundabout at Port Marsden Highway on SH1, south of Whangārei, about 9.15am yesterday.The truck with a container full of butter was heading for Auckland. The driver was able to climb through a broken window and suffered minor injuries and shock.
Police said he was wearing a seatbelt.
Officers managed to keep traffic flowing through the roundabout but when a hiab truck with a crane was called into right the unit, traffic was diverted through nearby side roads.
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Police said they were waiting on some information in relation to their investigation but the driver had been issued with a summons for careless driving.
The container had to be removed from the trailer and removed.
The road was finally reopened at 2.20pm.