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Topic # 242280 19-Oct-2018 12:45
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State Highway one has been closed since early morning due to a truck rolling near Pukerua Bay. Now two trucks have collided on SH2 closing the Rimutaka hill road.

 

Looks like the only ways out of Dodge now are the Paekakariki Hill road and the Akatarawa roads. What a crazy situation!


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  Reply # 2110936 19-Oct-2018 12:49
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Bugger.  I'm heading to the Wairarapa tomorrow.  I hope it clears up by then.

 

 





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  Reply # 2110938 19-Oct-2018 12:50
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They are closing the Paekakriki Hill road for the weekend but hopefully they will change that plan. They have said SH1 should reopen this afternoon.





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  Reply # 2110939 19-Oct-2018 12:51
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MikeAqua:

 

Bugger.  I'm heading to the Wairarapa tomorrow.  I hope it clears up by then.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take the boat around the coast cool





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  Reply # 2110942 19-Oct-2018 12:53
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^^^ I heard the plan to close the Paekakariki Hill road was put on hold due to SH1's closure.

 

The Akatarawa road is pretty scary to drive; I'd hate to think of how many people are trying that route today. At least the weather and visibility are good.


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  Reply # 2110943 19-Oct-2018 12:54
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MikeB4:

 

MikeAqua:

 

Bugger.  I'm heading to the Wairarapa tomorrow.  I hope it clears up by then.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take the boat around the coast cool

 

 

The boat is in Nelson and we are doing the Tora coastal walk so mooring it could be a bit dicey laughing





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  Reply # 2110949 19-Oct-2018 13:06
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DarthKermit:

 

^^^ I heard the plan to close the Paekakariki Hill road was put on hold due to SH1's closure.

 

The Akatarawa road is pretty scary to drive; I'd hate to think of how many people are trying that route today. At least the weather and visibility are good.

 

 

 

 

The Akatarawa is not too bad, although it was somewhat sphincter tightening when I went over it in a Unimog





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  Reply # 2110969 19-Oct-2018 13:53
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The Remutaka Hill road is open again.





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  Reply # 2110999 19-Oct-2018 14:35
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Roll on Transmission Gully being finished


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Reply # 2111006 19-Oct-2018 14:46
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Just done the Paekakariki Hill Rd northward, with about 1000 other cars, at about 10 km/h, behind a cyclist.  But then it is quite steep.....





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  Reply # 2111010 19-Oct-2018 14:51
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Roll on Transmission Gully being finished

 

 

"i'm coming beanie boy"

 


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  Reply # 2111018 19-Oct-2018 15:15
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MikeB4:

 

They are closing the Paekakriki Hill road for the weekend but hopefully they will change that plan. They have said SH1 should reopen this afternoon.

 

 

Just revised to 8pm or after


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  Reply # 2111059 19-Oct-2018 15:51
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Geeze, that will put a crimp in your holiday plans.

 

The only blessing in the whole thing is that it happened before the morning rush hour. I would imagine ("hope" might be a better word) many Kapiti Coast commuters are working from home today. Think of the carnage if it had happened at 10 and the poor sods were in the city without being able to get home again.

 

At least, I hope that's the case.


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  Reply # 2111067 19-Oct-2018 16:11
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I may have enhanced my reputation at work of being psychic, because I asked my boss on Wednesday if I could work from home today to avoid the holiday traffic... bloody glad he said yes!





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  Reply # 2111074 19-Oct-2018 16:19
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Who thought transmission gully was a bad idea now? tongue-out


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  Reply # 2111077 19-Oct-2018 16:21
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Who thought transmission gully was a bad idea now? tongue-out

 

 

Don't worry it's still going to bring out the "all the stuff on those trucks should be moved on trains" brigade


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