Chch today: Landslips still closing road

NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 07:16 07/03/2014
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Welcome to a wrap of what's happening in Christchurch today.

WEATHER

Christchurch is set to be mostly cloudy today, with northeasterlies, afternoon fine spells and a high of 19 degrees Celsius.

Southerlies developing tomorrow morning are expected to bring a few showers, while Sunday is forecast to be mostly cloudy, with light winds and some morning drizzle, Metservice says. 

The weather is expected to be fine on Monday, with light winds and some morning and afternoon cloud and a high of 20C. 

TRANSPORT

The NZ Transport Agency still has a caution in place for State Highway 75 between Tai Tapu and Akaroa because of slips and debris on the road. 

Brittan Tce in Lyttelton remains closed following a slip on Wednesday afternoon. Lights vehicles are able to detour via Cressy Tce, while others can detour via State Highway 75 and Gebbies Pass. Dyers Pass Rd is open, but care is required. 

The Summit Rd between Sumner and Mt Pleasant roads also remains closed because of landslips. 

Metro bus services are back to normal today and the Diamond Harbour Ferry is expected to resume services today following repairs to the Lyttelton jetty yesterday.

Police have reported no traffic issues in Christchurch so far this morning.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Q: Work started on repairing the Antigua Boatshed footbridge and I thought it was to be reopened last year. All seems to have ground to a standstill since then. Is there any word on a new opening date? Martine Carter

A: The Antigua St Bridge is under construction. There are fibre-optic cable tasks to complete for the Ultra Fast Broadband project. Completing these tasks will take until the end of March, when Scirt can recommence construction activities. Christchurch City Council

WHAT'S ON

Science Alive is setting up an under-5s festival at 294 Blenheim Rd today from 9.30am-4.30pm. Tickets $5, under-2s are free.

The Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden is open tomorrow and Sunday from 11am-3pm showcasing sculptures in a native plants landscape. $5 per person, picnics welcome, 199 Cossars Rd.

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