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Lyttelton road closures and updates


Friday, 7 March 2014

Lyttelton road closures and updates

The Council and the New Zealand Fire Service have been coordinating the cleanup efforts in Lyttelton following the effects of this weeks flooding event.

Following assessment from the Council Geotechnical staff and the New Zealand Fire Service it has been agreed that it is safe for residents to return to their homes in Brittan and Park terrace from 3pm today. Brittan and Park terrace has also be reopened to all traffic from 3pm.

The New Zealand Fire Service says the petroleum fumes immediately around the damaged tank have largely dissipated. However, the nearby marina has been closed until the fumes in that area have also dispersed. Meanwhile, steady progress is being made to pump the fuel that has leaked from the damaged tank into two holding tanks. This operation is expected to take another 24 hours to complete.

There will be no access to Godley Quay from the dry dock down to the Marina while the fuel spill cleanup is carried out.

Track Closure
The Corsair Bay Coastal Track to Lyttelton Marina is now closed while the fuel spill cleanup is carried out.

Community facilities in Lyttelton
The Lyttelton Recreation Ground on Godley Quay will be closed to the public over the weekend while the fuel spill cleanup takes place.

Access to the Yacht Club will be closed over the weekend while the cleanup continues.

Road Closures
• Western Valley Road – Little River to Port Levy – closed due to slips and fallen debris
• Canterbury Street from Ripon Street – closed up to the top due to slips/debris
• Pigeon Bay Road to Port Levy – closed
• Frasers Road – closed
• Whites Road – closed
• Gap Road – closed
• Evans Pass / Sumner Road - Sumner to Lyttelton – closed due to earthquake damage

An alternative route for people to consider is State Highway 75 and Gebbies Pass. Dyers Pass Road is now open although care is urged.


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