A truck driver has been seriously injured after a vehicle rolled on State Highway 1 north of Taupō.

The truck rolled near Palmer Mill Rd in Wairakei about 5.40am, a police spokeswoman said.

Firefighters cut the trapped driver out of the cab.

The truck rolled near Palmer Mill Rd in Wairakei about 5.40am. Photo/Laurilee McMichael
The truck rolled near Palmer Mill Rd in Wairakei about 5.40am. Photo/Laurilee McMichael

The road is now open to one lane.

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A crane has arrived to help move the truck, expected to take about three hours.

A truck has rolled north of Taupō, seriously injuring the driver and blocking a section of SH1. Photo/Laurilee McMichael
A truck has rolled north of Taupō, seriously injuring the driver and blocking a section of SH1. Photo/Laurilee McMichael