As the country moves into its second week of lockdown emergency agencies are continuing to operate as essential services but are taking additional measures to keep their staff and the public safe.
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Work is under way to repair a wastewater pipe in Victoria Street in the Wellington CBD, after it burst last night.
Traffic is down to a single lane for a small part of Victoria St and motorists are being asked to avoid the area if they can, or to expect minor delays.
The burst caused a minor overflow. Signs warning of the risk have been placed on the waterfront and a visual inspection showed no sign of any discharge. Water quality testing will be undertaken from today.
The pipe will be excavated today to assess the extent of the burst, then repairs carried out. All going well work may be completed today, but it could take longer to complete reinstatement of the area.
We’ll provide a further update on repair progress around midday.
Sunstrike while travelling north on Miro Street on the morning of the 23 May 2019.
Sunstrike is more likely to occur in winter, especially from May to August, because the sun is lower in the sky.
Be prepared for possible sunstrike:
»» Keep your windscreen clean, inside and out.
»» Wear sunglasses if the sun is in your eyes.
»» Use your car’s sun visors.
»» If you experience sunstrike, it may be best to pull over and wait for a few minutes until visibility improves.
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