Tree falls across Portobello Rd in slip

Part of Portobello Rd on Otago Peninsula was blocked on Saturday afternoon after a slip brought down rocks and a large tree.

The incident happened about 1.30pm, near the Vauxhall Yacht Club, and initially blocked the city-bound lane of the road, forcing traffic to go around it, a police spokeswoman said.

PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH

Emergency services arrived to direct traffic and clear the scene, helped by a member of the public - armed with a chainsaw - who worked to remove the tree. The mess was cleared later in the afternoon.

 

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