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How to close a highway

State Highway 2 south was finally fully reopened late yesterday afternoon after a truck and trailer unit crash south of Wairoa. The highway was closed for nearly six hours.

The refrigerated freight truck and trailer from Gisborne was heading south with a load of produce. It rolled on to its side at a spot 10 kilometres south of Kotemaori shortly before 7am.

The driver was not hurt. “The road was reopened to one-lane traffic by about 1pm, and reopened to both lanes late afternoon,” police said. Gisborne Hiabs' heavy recovery vehicle brought the damaged truck and trailer unit back to Gisborne.

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