16 Oct 2009

Wellington drivers warned of wet conditions

1:01 pm on 16 October 2009

Wellington police are warning motorists to take care on roads due to surface flooding, as wet weather hits the North Island .

There are reports of flooding on State Highway 1 at Ngauranga Gorge and possibly in Lower Hutt.

Milk spill

Earlier, a truck spilled 350 litres of cream at Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast.

A large container began leaking from a delivery truck shortly before arriving at the Fonterra-owned Kapiti cheese factory at 7.15am on Friday, spilling cream onto Kapiti Rd and Te Roto Drive.

A Fonterra spokesperson says once staff noticed the leaking liquid, they isolated the leaking 1000-litre container and bunged nearby drains.

Wellington Regional Council is satisfied no milk reached nearby waterways.