Major Diesel Spill - Central Wellington
Major Diesel Spill - Central
Motorists are warned to avoid, if
possible, the Kelburn Parade and Salamanca Road area of
Kelburn this morning following the spillage of diesel from a
vehicle on the main route between Central Terrace, the
University and The Terrace. City Council contractors are on
the scene, trying to remove the diesel from the roads,
however the surface is dangerously slippery and at least one
car is reported to have slid from the road at one point.
© Scoop Media
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