You Asked For It...
I knew I was tempting fate...
The phone goes about 7p.m. "Slip at Mangaotaki"
I trundle off into the dark, and this time am confronted with a big slip, complete with boulders bigger than cars. One of them has punched a big crater into the seal and is embedded in by nearly a metre.
The panic button is pressed.
The road is closed, diversions put in place using local back roads that are pretty dodgy, and machinery is rounded up from all over.
I have just staggered in, and have a blurry photo of a rock.
The road is now open, as work continues with heavier machinery, and a relief crew.
Amazing actually. When I first saw it I couldn't imagine we could get a lane open before dawn.
I'm away to my bed...