Bus stop-work hits commute

01:25, Jun 25 2014

Capital bus commuters can brace themselves for headaches today as drivers hold a stopwork meeting.

It has been warned that services in Wellington and the Hutt Valley will be ''severely affected'' by the meeting, which has  been called to discuss the effects of phasing out trolley buses.

All Go Wellington bus services ceased from 9am and would resume at 3pm today.

Reduced Valley Flyer bus services would operate during these times.

Airport Flyer, Mana/Newlands and school bus services would not be affected.

Route 17 bus services would operate as usual so Victoria University students could go between campuses for exams.

Find out whether your bus is affected here: http://www.metlink.org.nz/service-updates/cancelled-and-reduced-bus-services-this-wednesday-25-june-2014/


A large oil spill is causing havoc for traffic in South Auckland.


Police and fire rescue workers are at the scene of a diesel spill which has affected up to six roads in the area.

Traffic has been diverted on the corner of Wiri Sation Rd and Druces Rd as Incident Support Unit workers spread absorbents on the street to clean up the slick.

Sergeant Brian Gasson was at the scene and said a test drive vehicle from a Manukau yard was responsible for the mess.

"There's been a fuel leak and the driver didn't realise until he got back to the yard...The diesel's made it quite treacherous for vehicles in the area," he said.

Police were alerted to the incident around 10:20am and workers have been busy for more than two hours clearing the road.

Lambie Drive, Druces Rd, Kerrs Rd, Ash Rd, Wiri Sation Rd and Langley Rd have all been affected.

Wiri Sation Rd is closed eastbound and Druces Rd southbound until further notice.

The NZ Transport Agency said at 7.15am that northbound traffic was heavily congested between Princes Street and the South Eastern Arterial (SEART) onramp due to the crash.

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