Torbay: Gas Leak
Waitemata, 21 February 2014 -
Emergency services and contractors have closed part of Deep
Creek Road in Torbay as they isolate and repair a ruptured
No evacuations have been necessary, the road is
closed however between Weatherly Rd and Alexander Ave.
routes are affected and bus companies are being
The closures are expected to remain in place for
at least an hour which will affect the school run. The
Alexander Ave entrance to Torbay school remains
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