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Saturday, 6 September 2008

Heavy Rain Causes Multiple Slips in Wellington

NZPA | Saturday, 06 September 2008 (From

Council contractors in Wellington were out in force today clearing slips after heavy overnight rain.

Wellington City Council spokesman Richard MacLean said large slips fell in several suburbs, including one in Te Aro which partially buried a car.

"Contractors are working flat-out to clear roads blocked by mud, rubble and vegetation," he said.

As a result, motorists and cyclists were being warned to be cautious when travelling both around the city and some of the more isolated surrounding areas.

Wellington was hit yesterday by a cold southerly blast and the MetService said 45mm of rain fell in the city in the 24 hours until 9am today.

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