New Zealand Fire Service Update Re Truck Crash Desert Road
New Zealand Fire Service Update Re Truck Crash
The New Zealand Fire Service has
handed over responsibility for retrieval of the hazardous
chemicals involved in a truck crash on the Desert Road to
NZFS Assistant Area Commander
Nigel Richards says Fire Service personnel and equipment
have now left the accident site and are returning to their
base fire stations.
“We have worked closely with
Environment Waikato and it appears as though none of the
chemicals have leaked into the waterway. Contractors are
now working with Environment Waikato and the Police to clean
up the site and retrieve the containers that fell into the
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Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country
The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads.
Winds have gusted up to 98kph on the Auckland Harbour Bridge, there are reports of surface flooding on some sections of the city’s motorway network, and there is debris on several rural roads in both regions.
“Our maintenance crews are keeping roads open, but people need to drive to the conditions – use their headlights, lower their speeds and increase their following distances – for safe travel,” says the Transport Agency’s National Journey Manager, Kathryn Musgrave. More>>