Orcas cause traffic problems - Pukerua Bay - Wellington
"Orcas cause traffic problems - Pukerua Bay - Wellington"
Orcas swimming off the coast on Centenital Highway are causing traffic chaos for motorists. The stretch of road between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki has almost come to a stand still as motorists pull over to watch the orcas swimming in the water.
There have been numerous accidents reported as drivers look at the orcas and not the vehicles stopped in front of them. Some motorist are putting their lives by parking on the side of the road and running across the road to get a better view. Roading contractors are en route to the area and will be setting up road cones to prevent people from stopping in dangerous areas.
Traffic is moving very slowly and police are urging drivers to focus their full attention on the road in front of them and not on the orcas. Police now have several patrols in the area and will be taking positive action on those motorists parking dangerously or illegally.