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5am Due to a corrisive chemical spillage a section of State Highway One (SH1) north of Putaruru is currently closed.
Chemicals being carried by a truck have spilt and leaked onto the road for a fifty metre length.
A property adjacent to the spillage has been evacuated as a precaution.
Whites Road and Webster Road border the spillage scene and are being used as the diversion roads.
It is expected that SH1 will be cleared by 6.30am.