A woman who was a passenger in a highway crash in western Newfoundland has been airlifted to St. John's.

The single-vehicle accident happened shortly after midnight Thursday on the Trans-Canada Highway at Little Rapids in the Humber Valley.

Police say both lanes of the divided highway were closed for several hours. One lane in each direction was reopened in time for morning commuters.

Both the male driver and the female passenger had to be cut out of the vehicle. The man was transported to Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook, where his injuries are reported to be non-life threatening.

Police say the vehicle rolled several times in the eastbound lane before coming to rest in the median, and debris was scattered across the westbound lanes of the TCH.

The Department of Transportation and Works has set up a reduced speed zone through the accident scene until it is completely cleared.

A collision analyst is on scene assisting with the investigation.