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News in Brief, January 6, 2024

NZTA SH2 roadworks

Waka Kotahi has several works planned for the upcoming week in the region on SH2 and SH53. The SH2 works are as follows: in Featherston, there will be stop/go traffic control for resealing on Thursday from 9am to 4pm; in Waingawa, from Cornwall Rd to Hughes Line will be closed on Monday to Thursday nights between 8pm and 6am for chip sealing, with a detour signposted via local roads; in north Carterton near Andersons Line there will be an altered lane layout for waterworks from Monday to Friday; at Clareville near Somerset Rd there will an altered lane layout for line marking from Monday to Thursday nights between 7pm and 6am; south of Masterton near Ngaumutawa Rd will have stop/go traffic control for line marking on Monday to Thursday nights, 7pm-6am; and at several locations between Kiriwhakapapa and Mt Bruce there will be stop/go traffic controls for barrier installation from Monday to Friday during the day, between 7am and 4.30pm. Meanwhile, SH53 in in Featherston near Revans St will closed until Monday night for rail works, with road users advised to detour via SH2, and Tauwharenikau River Bridge in South Featherston will be closed Thursday and Friday nights for bridge maintenance [road users are advised to detour via SH2].

Weekend weather

Today MetService is forecasting showers turning to rain in the early afternoon that should clear to fine by tonight. Southerlies will also ease in the evening. Tomorrow is looking sunny, with easterlies developing in the afternoon and evening.

Fire calls

Masterton Fire Brigade responded to two calls yesterday. The first was at 7.50am on Akura Rd, after someone reported seeing smoke. On arrival, the crew discovered it was a contained rubbish fire and a spokesperson said they left it supervised by the party who had started it. The second call inspired an appliance to flare its lights and sound the sirens to get to Solway to attend to a leaking gas cylinder and check the property involved with a gas detector [another truck was stood down].

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