A truck has crashed into a barrier arm at a railway crossing in Canterbury.
The incident happened at the intersection of Hoskyns Rd and State Highway 1 in Rolleston.
A police spokesperson said they were called to the scene.
"It was reported that a truck had hit barrier arm, causing it to fall on tracks."
A Hilton Haulage spokesperson confirmed the truck did belong to the company.
"This is not the outcome we are looking for at all. There will be a full process undertaken to investigate the incident."
The spokesperson said they would like to thank the person who took the photos and notified them.
"Sometimes without people telling us, we won't find out about these incidents so we are very thankful they came forward."
The police spokesperson said train control at KiwiRail has been notified and it appears the barrier has been removed.
A KiwiRail spokesperson said the line is open and staff have completed repairing the barrier.
Police will conduct any investigation into the incident.
"Events like these are a reminder about the need to take care around level crossings."