A ute crashed into the roadside barrier on State Highway 5, south of Rotorua, after swerving to avoid a log of firewood on the road.

A police spokeswoman said police were called to the crash, near Rainbow Mountain, at 3.50pm and it had been blocking traffic in the north-bound lane.

She said nobody was injured and those involved were walking around.

The driver of the ute is an employee of Jensen Logging.

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The company's operations manager Russell Brown said the firewood was in the road and the driver swerved to avoid hitting it.

Police previously said the crash involved two vehicles.

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