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FLIPPIN’ HECK

State Highway 35 was down to one lane for a couple of hours yesterday morning just north of Ruatoria when a 16-tonne digger and its transporter flipped over.

The mishap happened near the Tapuaeroa Road corner at around 9am and the road was reopened to both lanes at about 11.20am.

Police have an inquiry under way and said it was fortunate no other vehicles were close by when it happened.

Gisborne Hiabs was called to right and then remove the damaged digger, which was brought to Gisborne.

No one was injured when this digger ended up upside down near Ruatoria yesterday. Picture supplied