4 Aug 2017

Work to clear Ngaio Gorge begins

6:50 pm on 4 August 2017

Trucks have started carting rubble away from a large slip blocking Ngaio Gorge - a major route into central Wellington.

Ngaio Gorge Road links the central city with the Ngaio and Khandallah area.

Ngaio Gorge Road links the central city with the Ngaio and Khandallah area. Photo: Wellington City Council

A further 100 tonnes of rock fell at the site yesterday.

The road has been closed since the weekend.

The council said it would take until the middle of next week to clear the route.

It will then start re-aligning the road and installing safety devices to minimise the risk of rocks falling on cars.

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