Learn our story about how we are independent and what is needed to keep thisquality operating. You might be able to donate to us so we can inform and share what matters faster.Learn More
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.
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.
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.
Have time to spare? If you liked this publication, please learn our story to support thisquality. Fund trustworthy news coming from official Government newswires and local voices inside communities.Contribute