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Chch Council works to clear hill roads

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Fuseworks Media

Christchurch City Council has been working today to clear hill roads of snow and spread grit on icy road across the city.

Road conditions are improving as ice thaws, however freezing conditions are expected again tonight. Motorists are advised to take extreme caution on the roads while travelling around the city.

The status of Port Hills and Banks Peninsula roads remains unchanged from earlier reports.

Kerbside collection

Wednesday's kerbside collection areas, on the flat, will be completed by the end of today.

For residents on a Thursday collection, whose bins have not been collected today, please leave your bins at kerbside. If bins have not been collected by Saturday afternoon please advise the Council on 941 8999 or 0800 800 169. Any uncollected bins should be placed back out for collection by 6am on Monday morning.

Seven streets in Lyttelton were not able to be collected today due to hazardous icy conditions. These will be collected tomorrow (Friday) and Monday. Residents are asked to leave their bins out at the kerbside for collection.

Residents living on lanes in hill areas, whose wheelie bins are normally collected on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday should leave their bins out for collection. Collection is expected to be completed by Friday evening.

Recreation and sports centres

All Council recreation and sports centres will be opening at 9am tomorrow morning. This is to help to reduce the risk of ice creating a hazard for customers in the facilities' car parks.

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