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SH1 Desert Road closed after truck roll

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The NZ Transport Agency advises that State Highway 1 Desert Road is closed after a truck and trailer rolled and is blocking the road.

A detour is in place via State Highway 49 at Waiouru, SH44, SH47, SH46 and then back onto State Highway 1 at  Rangipo.

The detour, which may be in place for several hours, will add at least forty extra minutes to journey’s through the area. 

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