State Highways in And Out of Fairlie Impassable; Power Cut
20 June 2013
ALL STATE HIGHWAYS IN AND OUT OF
FAIRLIE ARE CURRENTLY IMPASSABLE.
are currently being cleared to single lane for emergency
All crews busy clearing
roads as they are able. Significant resources working both
in Fairlie and Tekapo.
indoors and off the roads unless travel is absolutely
Power outage on Fairlie/Albury
line. Netcon team are working to restore it now. They are
hoping to have it repaired this
Fairlie = 15-20cm
Tekapo = 50cm
still falling lightly
Burkes Pass = 1m
Pukaki = 150mm
Maryburn = 10cm
Wolds = 8cm
Puni, Lake Opuha = 45cm
Mt Cook 50cm
SH8 between Fairlie
and Twizel - CLOSED
SH 80 between Pukaki and Mt. Cook –
Sh 79 between Fairlie and Geraldine –
Burkes Pass is CLOSED
Graders are moving out to
Clayton Rd and Mt. Nessing Rd at the
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