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Wellington SH2 Slip Update

NZ Police CommCens Alert 14:00 5-07-2006 Wellington

Location of incident: Horokiwi (State Highway 2 ) - Wellington - Update

Incident Type: Slips: Horokiwi (State Highway 2 ) - Wellington - Update

Police have been advised that the slippage problems will mean that travel between the Hutt and Wellington will be restricted for at least the next 48 hours.

At this stage the following actions are being taken:

One lane of the normal State Highway 2 South bound lane has been turned into a Northbound lane.

The other south bound lane remains as normal.

This means that there will be slow travel through this area - expect delays.

There is the option of going to the Hutt from Wellington, via State Highway 1 - Hayward Hill road , but by 1600(4.00 p.m.)hours, the regular commuters on this route will also bv using it and there may be traffic delays due to traffic volume.

Anybody contemplating using the train to go home to the Hutt area , please be aware that train staff are currently undertaking Industrial action and are running on the Saturday Time table ( Trains every half hour accept that there is an extra train to the Hutt at 1650(4.50 p.m.) and 1720(5.20 p.m.).

Police are requesting that all mortorists should be travelinf(Driving) to the conditions and be aware of the problems.

ENDS

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