Moa Point road reopened after clearance of rocks and debris from storm

Twitter photo from Lyall Bay

Moa Point Road was closed this morning from Stewart Duff Drive to Cochrane Street because of rocks and debris from the overnight storm. The council clean-up continued till the road was clear and reopened about 12.45pm.

The storm aftermath was affecting Eastbourne buses this afternoon. MetLink advised that there would be delays on Eastbourne buses due to road conditions.

And all harbour ferry services were cancelled this afternoon. The ferries were replaced by shuttle buses from Queens Wharf at 16.30, 17.30 and 18.30.

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The road at Owhiro Bay last night – Twitter photo by Daniel Wylie

Wellington Police warned motorists to drive with caution on the coastal roads last night. With the southerly storm blowing in, rocks and debris were being washed up on roads near Moa Point, and on Marine Parade near Eastbourne.

Contractors were sent to clean up the debris, but they had to wait till after high tide (at 9.30pm) before they could start working.

Two cruise ships stayed in port overnight because of stormy seas in Cook Strait. All overnight interisland ferry sailings were cancelled, plus the Bluebridge sailings at 8am this morning.

This afternoon, Wellington Airport advised that some flights were being delayed.


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