Christchurch today: Drizzle expected to clear

NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 08:01 21/01/2014
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Dean Kozanic

IMAGE OF THE DAY: Power houses line up. The old police station at rear with the City Council Building in the middle and Cera headquarters on Worcester Boulevard at the front.

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Here's a wrap of weather, traffic and what's going on in Christchurch today.

WEATHER

Persistent drizzle is expected to clear this afternoon, with a high of 17 degrees Celsius forecast for Christchurch.

Tomorrow is set to be mainly fine, with a high of 25C, although there is a chance of showers as a southwest change comes through late in the day.

The rest of the week is also expected to be mainly fine, with highs hovering about the 22C and 23C mark, Metservice says.

TRAFFIC

No traffic issues have been reported by police in Christchurch this morning.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Question: How often is the Lyttelton Tunnel cleaned? On a recent trip through we noticed that in places it was looking particularly messy.

Answer: The tunnel is cleaned regularly but not as frequently as preferred. Pre-quake, the Lyttelton Tunnel was cleaned every three weeks. However, post-quake it was not cleaned for some months with the tunnel becoming a critical link in getting supplies through to Christchurch and Canterbury. It is now cleaned on average once a month, but that may be deferred if we need to keep the tunnel open for the transportation of fuel and other goods or other priority maintenance work needs to be carried out. The black stains on the tunnel walls are as a result of water leaking into the tunnel since the earthquakes. Work continues on resolving this issue and removing the stubborn stains. - NZ Transport Agency

WHAT'S ON

The More FM Nothing But Standup - The Ladies event is on tonight at Hagley Park, featuring comedians Urzila Carlson as the MC alongside Justine Smith, Lori Bell, and Patsy Decline. Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 8.30pm. See worldbuskersfestival.com.

The Boy with Tape on His Face is performing his hit show, More Tape, for the last time. Check him out at 8.30pm at the Press Club at Christ's College, $15 tickets. Worlsbuskersfestival.com.

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