Face Down, Outside The Pub...
The centre of the North Island has been hit by ice and snow.
That means road closures, and increased traffic through our highway.
We have had an incessant stream of trucks rumbling past all night.
A lot of them don't come this way much, don't know the road, and we nearly always get an incident or two.
It's a bit rich though when they try and demolish the pub.
It was freezing cold when I took this photo of a truck and trailer lying on it's side outside the entrance to the Awakino Hotel Beer Garden. The photo is a bit blurry, - condensation on the lens.
He lost the plot coming down the hill, got into the grass, took out a sign, and over it went. There were two on board, both got shoulder injuries.
At least it ended up off the road which saves everybody a lot of hassle.
With the tractor unit righted, you can see how much of a close run thing this was ...
Is nothing sacred?