17 Aug 2021

Wellington bombarded with weather-related incidents

From Checkpoint, 5:56 pm on 17 August 2021

The Wellington region has been bombarded with a series of weather related incidents, causing havoc to trains and roads today.

A landslip this morning took out two of the main commuter routes, with a train derailed and part of State Highway 1 flooded.

The railway line between Porirua and Paekakariki will remain closed overnight and State Highway 1 reopened just before five this evening.

Our reporter, Kirsty Frame, has more.