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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Pukeahu Park : ANZAC 100th Anniversary Dawn Service In Pictures
Roughly 18,000 people gathered this morning at Pukeahu Memorial Park for the Anzac day centenary. Anticipating the large turnout, patrons arrived as early as 4.30. It was virtually impossible to get near the Memorial after 5am. By 6, the crowds on Taranaki Street had stretched as far back as the Z Petrol station.
The screens erected around the park displayed the live events to those who had turned up. The heat generated by the huge number of people caused many to take a turn. Medics and ambulances were on hand for the fainting crowd members. Only twenty minutes into the ceremony, one medic said they had already dealt with 15 to 20 spells. More>>
Reflections On The Day.