Strong winds are suspected to
be behind a scaffolding scare which closed off a section of
Auckland's Queen Street this afternoon.
Queen Street was shut between Mayoral Drive and Wakefield
Street around 3pm after scaffolding around the eight-storey
Mayoral Tower became unstable.
Three fire crews were dispatched, including a specialist
cherry picker vehicle, to secure the danger.
A Fire Service spokesman said strong wind gusts may be behind
the scaffolding "pulling away from the facade and becoming
"We're working with the building's management on the best way
to secure it," he said.
Auckland Transport said the street would be closed until
City LINK and Airbus services are being diverted via
Wakefield Street and Mayoral Drive.
Motorists and pedestrians have been advised to avoid the
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