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State Highways in And Out of Fairlie Impassable; Power Cut

20 June 2013

ALL STATE HIGHWAYS IN AND OUT OF FAIRLIE ARE CURRENTLY IMPASSABLE.

Roads are currently being cleared to single lane for emergency access only.

All crews busy clearing roads as they are able. Significant resources working both in Fairlie and Tekapo.

Please stay indoors and off the roads unless travel is absolutely essential.

Power outage on Fairlie/Albury line. Netcon team are working to restore it now. They are hoping to have it repaired this afternoon.

Fairlie = 15-20cm

Tekapo = 50cm still falling lightly

Burkes Pass = 1m

Twizel = 25mm

Pukaki = 150mm

Maryburn = 10cm

Wolds = 8cm

Te Puni, Lake Opuha = 45cm

Mt Cook 50cm

SH8 between Fairlie and Twizel - CLOSED

SH 80 between Pukaki and Mt. Cook – CLOSED

Sh 79 between Fairlie and Geraldine – CLOSED

Burkes Pass is CLOSED

Graders are moving out to Clayton Rd and Mt. Nessing Rd at the moment.


ENDS

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