Oil tanker crashes on Haast Pass Highway

An oil tanker has crashed on the Haast Pass Highway (SH6) in Mount Aspiring National Park.

Emergency services were notified at 07.53am that a truck, which was headed to Wanaka, had rolled and was blocking the road, between Haast Pass-Makarora Rd and Marks Rd.

Initial reports from the scene are that there are no injuries and the fuel within the tanker is contained.

A salvage team has been sent to the scene to right the unit, which is half in a ditch and half on the road.

Traffic disruption is expected.

The Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit has been informed.


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