Truck rolls off highway onto pipe

A truck rollover on the Lincoln Highway at the weekend required a delicate operation to remove the vehicle from a water pipeline on the side of the road.

SA Police and the SES attended the scene between Port Neill and Tumby Bay after the incident was reported at 8.45am Saturday morning.

The driver of the truck was uninjured, and the SES said they helped the cleanup of spilt diesel from the truck.

An SA Water spokesperson said there was minor damage to the water main and the pipe's structural supports as a result of the incident.

"The main wasnt ruptured, so there was no interruption to water supply for local customers, and engineering assessments of the pipe are underway, to ensure its ongoing structural integrity and determine any required repairs," they said.

Road restrictions were put in place for a few hours until the scene could be cleared, with a crane needed to remove the truck off the pipe so as to not damage it further.