Watch out: dashcam captures falling rocks in Ngaio Gorge narrowly missing car video

Falling rock on August 18 in the Ngaio Gorge in Wellington.
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Falling rock on August 18 in the Ngaio Gorge in Wellington.

Drivers uneasy about travelling through Wellington's slip-prone Ngaio Gorge just got a good reason to keep an eye on the sky.

Dashcam footage has captured the moment on Friday when a tiny blue car, driving through work clearing a slip on the gorge road, was nearly smashed by falling rocks.

The video was captured by an approaching car: the occupants stunned when a puff of dirt and rock blew metres in the air as rubble collapsed from a roadside cliff.

 

 

The slip came down as first a taxi, then a small blue car drove past the site. It appears both vehicles narrowly missed being caught - the blue car might even have taken on damage.

 

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The blue car stops for a moment, with rubble including a hefty-sized boulder on the road immediately behind it. The car then drives away.

The video is captioned: "Was driving along Ngaio Gorge today when a rockfall came down, this is what closed the road for a short period [on Friday]."

A new slip closed the Ngaio Gorge Rd for the second time on Friday. It has since reopened.
ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF

A new slip closed the Ngaio Gorge Rd for the second time on Friday. It has since reopened.

The gorge was closed for several hours on Friday after a slip blocked the road.

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It came just days after the road had been reopened to a single lane after a massive slip from a saturated in mid-July, 

 - Stuff

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