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Tauranga buses not running this morning - Update 2 - 7.15am

Saturday, 29 January 2011 7:15 a.m.

For immediate release:  7.15am Saturday 29 January 2011 - Update number 2

Overnight rain has caused delays on Tauranga's Bay Hopper network this morning. Overnight rain has flooded the Go Bus depot, preventing buses from leaving the depot, as well as flooding some buses.

Bay of Plenty Transport Policy Manager Garry Maloney said the regional council apologised for any inconvenience the delays would cause passengers, however he assured them that Go Bus was working as quickly as possible to get the service up and running.

At this time it will take a couple of hours to get buses out of the depot, so we would advise bus travelers to make other arrangements or delay their trip if possible.

He expected the service would be running later this morning.

For latest updates on the weather event across the region, please visit the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/boprc?v=app_4949752878

For live monitoring and regional rainfall data go to www.boprc.govt.nz and click on the Live Monitoring Link.

 

For further information on weather predictions please go to www.metservice.com

 

For roading information please visit http://www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/current-conditions/highway-info/road/7873/north-island.html

 

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For further media information please contact Bronwyn Campbell, Community Relations Manager on 021 287 9380 or Garry Maloney, Transport Policy Manager on 021 929 310.

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