Hill road re-opens after fallen power lines fixed

Last updated 19:05 11/06/2014
Paekakariki lines down
ROAD CLOSED: Paekakariki Hill Rd is closed after a falling tree took down power lines.

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The Paekakariki Hill Rd is back open to traffic after a fallen tree brought power lines down with it earlier today.

Fire Service spokesman Chris Dalton said the road was closed from both ends about 12.30pm and traffic diversions via State Highway 1 and SH58 were put in place.

Two fire engines were put on standby as the lines company inspected the problem.

Paekakariki Fire Service says more trees could fall as strong gusts continue on the hill.

A Wellington Electricity spokesman said 54 homes had power cut along the road and 35 were still waiting to be reconnected.

It was expected all properties would be back on the network by 7pm.

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