Evacuations at Lyttelton following slip
Evacuations at Lyttelton following
Wednesday, 5 March 2014 -
Police have evacuated 19 households
from three streets in Lyttelton after a land slip above a
fuel storage area at the port.
Homes in parts of Cressy
Terrace, Park Terrace and Brittan Terrace were evacuated
this afternoon and cordons have been put in place in the
Police say the evacuations are
precautionary, and are in response to the possibility of
further slips in the area.
The slip occurred earlier today
below Brittan Terrace, with a cliff face collapsing into a
bulk storage tank.
The Fire Service, port authorities and
fuel companies are managing the containment of fuel from the
Emergency services are confident there is no
danger to residents in the area. Fumes may linger for some
time but winds will assist in dispersing these.
evacuation centre has been established at the Council
service centre in London Street.
It is unlikely evacuated
residents will be able to return to their homes tonight.
Cordons are expected to remain in place overnight while
agencies continue to monitor the hillsides and fuel storage
Police are advising non-essential visitors to
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