This is a pretty good example of how tough it is for everyone in Christchurch in he aftermath of the earthquake that struck Christchurch yesterday. The roads are so cracked that not even the fire brigade are safe. Take a look at this fire engine that got stuck in a collapsed road on Gayhurst Road in Dallington.
Apparently this happened in a cordoned-off area. Just prior to this, a resident had moved a traffic cone so that she could drive through into the no-go-zone. She was then followed by 4 or 5 other cars before the fire engine came along.
Good argument for keeping away from the danger areas, even if the road looks ok.
I’ve just caught the end of a horrific story on the news of a woman that got caught in quicksand near Kaiapoi and sank up to her neck before managing to claw her way out. Mad stuff. Stay safe out there.
Update: Mark sure you boil your drinking water for at least 3 minutes on a rolling boil before drinking. Sewers have ruptured and may be leaking into drinking and washing water pipes.