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Transport Agency thanks Paparoa for 'awesome' support


People living around Paparoa’s Nurse Clavell Lane in Northland have received a special 'thank you' from the NZ Transport Agency for their support during an emergency closure on State Highway 12 (SH12).

A section of the highway near the hospital was closed for almost 15 hours on the night of 28 June after a bitumen truck overturned, spilling its load.

The crash happened at about 3pm that Friday and the Transport Agency’s Senior Delivery Manager in Northland,  Jacqui Hori-Hoult, says crews worked through the night to clear the bitumen and re-open the state highway.

“Just one word describes the fantastic support we received that night from people around Nurse Clavell Lane – awesome!

“It’s tough having to work in the dark,  but this job was made a lot easier by the community – they were there to help our clean-up crews with hot drinks and soup through the night,” says Ms Hori-Hoult.

“I know everyone involved with the clean-up – the Transport Agency,  the teams of maintenance contractors,  and the Police and Fire Service – would like to thank the community.  We all appreciated their care and attention.”