Wellington weather update: 8.20am
It’s rough out there – and travellers are warned to take care around Wellington as the region continues to be battered
by severe gales and rain this morning.
Wellington City Council’s Call Centre is being kept busy with scores of calls about trees and branches down on roads,
slips and other storm-related damage including reports of roofing iron coming loose on a number of buildings. The
incidents are being reported from all parts of the city.
Roads around the south coast are, however, still open as at 8am but motorists are warned to take care in case waves
drive debris ashore. The situation will be reviewed during the morning.
Motorists are urged to take care due to the likelihood of more slips and trees coming down on roads during the day.
Residents in Newtown and the city’s southern suburbs – where it’s rubbish and recycling collection day – are urged to
show commonsense and either not put their rubbish bags and bins out or try to locate them in relatively sheltered
positions. There have been multiple reports of rubbish and recyclable materials being blown around neighbourhoods this