Traffic 'jam': Tonnes of beer, jam lost in crash

Jars of jam and bottles of beer marked the scene of a crash in Canterbury on Thursday morning.

A truck went off the side of State Highway 7 between Hurunui and Waikari at around 8am, sending its produce scattered across the road.

Canterbury car crash beer strawberry jam spilled (Newshub.)
(Thomas Mead / Newshub.)

The disaster saw the loss of around 26 tonnes of strawberry jam, pet food and beer, and both lanes of the road were blocked for a time.

A police spokesperson says the driver was uninjured in the crash.

Canterbury car crash beer strawberry jam spilled (Newshub.)
(Thomas Mead / Newshub.)

Roadworkers told Newshub a clean-up operation would get underway in the afternoon.

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