Delays on SH2 in Waikato after truck rolls, spilling hazardous material

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A section of State Highway 2 in Waikato is closed after paint thinner and sulphuric acid spilled on the road after a truck rolled.

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Fire Service were alerted to the scene on SH2 (the road from Auckland to Coromandel) in Mangatawhiri at 8.30am.

Police say the driver suffered minor injuries and has been treated at the scene.

Fire spokesman Jaron Phillips said a Hazardous Material Unit has been dispatched to the clean-up.

The road is expected to remain closed for some time.

Diversions are in place westbound at Rawiri Road interchange, and eastbound at Mangatawhiri Road.

Police are advising drivers to allow extra time for their journey or avoid the area where possible.

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