Wednesday, 23 October 2019

SkyCity on Fire in Auckland




SkyCity fire throws Auckland 

city commute into chaos

The fire at SkyCity convention centre has closed a number of arterial roads, causing a number of bus diversions and cancellations.
Smoke fills Auckland's CBD, where firefighters are battling a blaze at the SkyCity Convention Centre.
RNZ,
23 October, 2019
Smoke fills Auckland's CBD, where firefighters are battling a blaze at the SkyCity Convention Centre. Photo: RNZ / Matthew Theuniseen
Orange flames and billows of black smoke are still coming out from the roof of the SkyCity International Convention centre in Auckland this morning.
Firefighters say they're trying their best to get the fire under control after it broke 17 hours ago.
Twenty-one appliances are on the scene with laddered hoses trying to reach to the top.
Two lanes are open on Nelson Street, part of Hobson street is closed, and Wellesley Street West is closed between Hobson and Nelson streets.
Auckland Emergency Management said diversions are expected to remain in place until at least mid-morning and commuters should expect major delays.

Disruption to City bus services

Check the full public transport information here
NX2 to city
Buses will use Port motorway off-ramp, left Wellesley Street, left Mayoral Drive, left Wakefield Street, left Symonds Street, left Wellesley Street, with buses ending their trip on Wellesley Street near AUT (7089).
22A, 22N, 22R, 221X, 223X, 24B, 24R, 24W, 243X, and 248X to city
Wellesley Street as normal then left Mayoral Drive via Cook Street, right Nelson Street, left Wellesley Street, then as normal.
82, 802, 923, and 924 to city
Fanshawe Street as normal via Sturdee Street, via Customs Street, right Queen Street, left Wakefield Street then as normal.
75 to city
Wellesley Street as normal, left Mayoral Drive, via Cook Street, right Nelson Street, left Wellesley Street, then as normal.
18, 151X, 171X, 172X, 195X, and 209 to city
Queen Street as normal, left Wellesley Street, end trip outside The Civic.
InnerLink
Customs Street as normal, via Fanshawe Street, left Halsey Street, right Victoria Street, then as normal.
105 and 106
Buses will depart ANZ Bank bus stop as normal, left Halsey Street, right Victoria Street, left Franklin Road, then as normal.
110, 125X, 129, 132, 132X, 133, 133X, and 134
Nelson Street as normal, right Cook Street via Mayoral Drive, left Queen Street, left Mayoral Drive, end trip at Mayoral Drive near Greys Avenue.
OuterLink
Wellesley Street East as normal, right Queen Street, left Customs Street via Fanshawe Street, left Halsey Street, right Victoria Street then as normal.

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