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Slip clearing in Manawatu Gorge continues

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 28/04/2017

<span style="font-size:13px;">NZTA said progress had been made on clearing the remaining larger slip but it's still expected to take three weeks to clear,</span> © Twitter / NZTA Central Nth Is‏ @NZTACNI NZTA said progress had been made on clearing the remaining larger slip but it's still expected to take three weeks to clear, Contractors will continue to work during the weekend on clearing the remaining large slip in the Manawatu Gorge.

A large 3500sq m slip occurred on Monday night near Woodville and a smaller one near Ashhurst.

On Friday NZTA said progress had been made on clearing the remaining larger slip but it's still expected to take three weeks to clear, with a re-opening date of May 18.

Transport Agency Highway Manager Ross I'Anson says motorists can use the Pahiatua Track and the Saddle Road as alternative routes.

As traffic is going past Ashhurst Primary School, NZTA will be installing electronic signage reminding drivers to take extra care as school starts back on Monday.

About 6000 vehicles usually travel through the gorge each day.

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