The Saddle Road is now open


An oil-based truck spill in the early hours of this morning has now been cleared up and the road between Woodville and Ashhurst reopened.

A temporary speed limit of 30 km/h applies currently to ensure the continued safety of road users.

Contractors spent much of the morning on site applying grit and sand to soak up the spill.

“We want to sincerely thank all road users this morning for their patience while the spill was cleared.

“We realise the sign-posted detour they had to take added time to their journey and we appreciate their understanding,” says Waka Kotahi’s Manawatū-Whanganui Journey Manager Liesl Dawson.

“Given the area is under a temporary speed limit, please continue to drive with caution and to the conditions. Our contractors will be in a position to review the temporary speed limit later today.”