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  Reply # 1305321 14-May-2015 17:28
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It took me 90 minutes to get from the CBD to Johnsonville. 30 minutes ago SH1 was stationary going past Johnsonville. Suggest anyone there stay there for now. The side roads are all gridlocked,  I went via old hutt road, then up to the left, towards Melvina Major, off to a side road and cut down to JV road. So most people would've taken longer.

MF, if you want to know how the motorway looks just txt, I can wander out back and check for you. Many of the monitoring websites are down.

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  Reply # 1305322 14-May-2015 17:29
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Perfect illustration why we need Transmission Gulley road ASAP and new Petone - Granada road.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1305336 14-May-2015 18:02

Scotdownunder: Perfect illustration why we need Transmission Gulley road ASAP and new Petone - Granada road.


I would think that drainage on people's homes would come first.



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Scotdownunder: Perfect illustration why we need Transmission Gulley road ASAP and new Petone - Granada road.


I'm not sure that Transmission Gully will be guaranteed to be free from flooding and/or slips.




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  Reply # 1305338 14-May-2015 18:13
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JWR:
MikeB4: My wife had to go into the city to pick up passports, she took the SUV and needed it, she said there was a torrent running across the Motorway at Horokiwi. The Hutt River is very high. We have flooding at home for the first time ever. I may need
different tyres on my wheelchair



That looks like really bad drainage. The seaside has very little water.

Stay safe Wellington.


Surely you didn't think we paid rates and taxes for competent civil engineering?!





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Scotdownunder: Perfect illustration why we need Transmission Gulley road ASAP and new Petone - Granada road.


We need the Petone Hovercraft!

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hovercraft,_Petone,_Wellington_15_July_2005.jpg


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  Reply # 1305360 14-May-2015 18:48

Geektastic:
JWR:
MikeB4: My wife had to go into the city to pick up passports, she took the SUV and needed it, she said there was a torrent running across the Motorway at Horokiwi. The Hutt River is very high. We have flooding at home for the first time ever. I may need
different tyres on my wheelchair



That looks like really bad drainage. The seaside has very little water.

Stay safe Wellington.


Surely you didn't think we paid rates and taxes for competent civil engineering?!


Seriously, I think there are a lot ot of competent engineers in our Councils.

But, what the hell is going on in our major cities. Auckland.. deeply in debt, house bubble etc.. , Wellington.. like this.. Christchurch (home), deeply in debt, stalled rebuild, also flooding areas.

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  Reply # 1305388 14-May-2015 19:30
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There's an upside to everything.  smile

I'm on a saturated (no pun intended) cable connection in Wellington.
Normally my speeds plunge after 6 pm.
Tonight I'm getting full downsteam speeds for the first time this year.
Possibly because a lot of people haven't got home because of the flooding?




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JWR: But, what the hell is going on in our major cities. Auckland.. deeply in debt, house bubble etc.. , Wellington.. like this.. Christchurch (home), deeply in debt, stalled rebuild, also flooding areas.


That would be too much liquidity, too much liquid and too much liquefaction.

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  Reply # 1305403 14-May-2015 19:44
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Transmission Gully itself starts a way up doesn't it? So it may have helped with the SH1 slip, but you'd need a feeder road to get the full benefit.



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  Reply # 1305406 14-May-2015 19:51
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Are people who work in town planning on going in tomorrow? I'm considering working from home but I have an appointment in town that'd be difficult to cancel.

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  Reply # 1305412 14-May-2015 20:05

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JWR: But, what the hell is going on in our major cities. Auckland.. deeply in debt, house bubble etc.. , Wellington.. like this.. Christchurch (home), deeply in debt, stalled rebuild, also flooding areas.


That would be too much liquidity, too much liquid and too much liquefaction.


lol good answer. .. now solve it all:)

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  Reply # 1305443 14-May-2015 20:21
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Geektastic:
JWR:
MikeB4: My wife had to go into the city to pick up passports, she took the SUV and needed it, she said there was a torrent running across the Motorway at Horokiwi. The Hutt River is very high. We have flooding at home for the first time ever. I may need
different tyres on my wheelchair



That looks like really bad drainage. The seaside has very little water.

Stay safe Wellington.


Surely you didn't think we paid rates and taxes for competent civil engineering?!


I don't think there is any question of bad drainage and engineering. It's almost certainly due to blockages from debris (rocks, mud, trees) filling the drains. It doesn't take much rain for us to see more debris at the bottom of the hillsides.

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  Reply # 1305458 14-May-2015 20:46
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Geektastic:
JWR:
MikeB4: My wife had to go into the city to pick up passports, she took the SUV and needed it, she said there was a torrent running across the Motorway at Horokiwi. The Hutt River is very high. We have flooding at home for the first time ever. I may need
different tyres on my wheelchair



That looks like really bad drainage. The seaside has very little water.

Stay safe Wellington.


Surely you didn't think we paid rates and taxes for competent civil engineering?!


Adverse weather bombs like today throw the engineering text books out of the window. This would occur anywhere in the world.




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