Canterbury Civil Defence Management Group Update - 5.15pm
February 22 2011
Media Statement – 5.15
Road closures update.
not travel unless necessary.
• The Summit Road
and Lyttelton Tunnel is closed.
• Dyers and Gebbies
Pass have had landslips but are open, please proceed with
• Evans Pass and Sumner Road are closed.
• Damage in Lyttelton, Bexley, Parklands and
Queenspark to footpaths and Roads, residents asked to take
People are asked to avoid all non-essential
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