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Logging truck rolls at Norfolk Rd

PHOTO/PAM GRAHAM

The driver of a logging truck was in a moderate condition in Wairarapa Hospital after his truck rolled when turning from State Highway 2 into Norfolk Rd about 4pm on Monday.

Richard King from Fire and Emergency New Zealand said the man, believed to be in his 50s, was taken to hospital by Wellington Free Ambulance.

The truck was heading south and failed to make the turn into Norfolk Rd at Waingawa, where there is a hub to load logs on to rail.

The roll happened near a power pole, so the power was assessed before work began on removing the logs, some of which had fallen on to the ground.

Traffic management was put in place and traffic continued to move on State Highway 2 while Norfolk Rd was closed.

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