Evacuated Wellington residents unable to return after slip

3:44 pm on 2 September 2017

More than 15 people will be unable to return home in Wellington until early next week, after two slips yesterday.

A slip in Aro Valley.

A slip in Aro Valley. Photo: RNZ / Michael Cropp

The residents of apartments in Aro Valley and in Barnard Street in Wadestown had to evacuate their homes after the two separate slips yesterday morning.

A council spokesperson said they would not be able to return to their homes until early next week when engineers could assess the properties.

They said a slip closing the Pass of Branda, which links Wellington suburbs Seatoun and Breaker Bay, would also not be cleared until later today, with rubble still needing to be removed.

A slip around Princess Bay has been cleared and the road reopened.

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