A large tree fell over in Lambton Quay, Central Wellington earlier today at around 12:40 pm.
The southbound lane was blocked which prevented traffic using the road.
Image: CC/ Nicky Lynch
No one was hurt when the tree fell but many people in the surrounding area reported seeing it fall.
Busses were told to divert and motorists were asked to avoid the street.
Image: CC/ Wellington City Council
Firefighters and Wellington City Council staff were at Midland Park making sure it was safe to prepare the removal of the tree.
The cause of the tree falling was due to very strong winds, of up to 100 kilometres throughout the weekend and late last week. A sudden gust of wind had caused the tree to collapse and fall.
The northbound road at Midlands reopened at around 7:00 pm but was reduced to one lane. Buses have returned to their normal route
Northbound road at Midlands now open but reduced to one lane – buses have returned to their normal route
— Wellington City Council (@WgtnCC) October 3, 2020
Images: CC/ Nicky Lynch & Wellington City Council w/ permissions.
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