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News in brief, December 11, 2023

Crash on
Carters Line

Police received a report of a vehicle hitting a fence on Carter’s Line near Somerset Road in Carterton at 12.15am on Sunday. A spokesperson said there were no reports of injuries or road blockages.

Car break-in

Police responded to a report of a person attempting to break into a vehicle on Masterton’s Pownall St at 11.15am yesterday. However, upon attending the scene, police said no one was located.

Hill delays

Emergency services responded to a serious crash in Upper Hutt yesterday morning, which caused delays for those driving over Remutaka Hill. SH2 was closed between Topaz St and Beechwood Lane just before 8.30am, and traffic was detoured via Maymorn. The police serious crash unit investigated the scene, and SH2 was reopened at 11.20am.

Weather ahead

Gales of up to 120km per hour were felt over the region yesterday, accompanied by intense rainfall over the Tararua Range. Today. warmer temperatures are expected to return, with Masterton forecast to reach a high of 24 degrees Celsius and northerlies picking up later tonight. From tomorrow to Thursday, there are isolated showers forecast, with possible thunderstorms and hail tomorrow, along with fresh westerlies and southerlies throughout the week.

Roadworks plan

SH2 from Cornwall Rd to Hughes Line is closed overnight 8pm-6am until Wednesday for chipsealing. A detour via local routes is signposted. There will be an altered lane layout on SH2 in Clareville near Somerset Rd every night until Thursday, 7pm-6am. There will also be an altered lane layout on SH2 near Andersons Line in Carterton, until Friday, for waterworks. Pedestrian work continues, with stop-go traffic in place on SH2 in Featherston tomorrow from 7pm-5.30am, in Greytown on Wednesday from 7pm-5.30am, and in Carterton tonight and Thursday from 7pm-5.30am. There will be other stop-go traffic control in Carterton SH2 Wednesday and Thursday night for waterworks, and an altered lane layout during the day today, tomorrow and Friday. SH2 near Masterton’s Ngaumutawa Rd will have stop-go traffic control until Thursday night for asphalt resurfacing, 7pm-6am.

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