Heavy fog in Auckland. Video / MetService

Heavy fog enveloped many parts of Auckland this morning – 24 hours after a tornado swept through southern Auckland.

Auckland Airport said fog restrictions were put in place at 8:14 a.m., but this was not yet affecting domestic or international flights. However, delays and cancellations were to be expected.

Auckland Transport has warned that ferry cancellations are also possible. “Due to the fog in the port, expect delays and some cancellations on the ferry network, due to all ferry services operating in conditions of restricted visibility,” the agency said in a tweet. .

In Papatoetoe, yesterday’s tornado affected more than 1,200 houses, at least 60 of which were uninhabitable.

High winds tore roofs, knocked down power lines, uprooted trees and overturned vehicles.

Urban fire and emergency and search and rescue teams have so far assessed 240 people affected by the tornado, of whom 60 were uninhabitable.

One person died in Auckland’s Ports Yard on Wiri Station Rd and an on-site truck driver was injured.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said he was told someone in the yard died after the force of the wind threw them some distance in the air and then struck a solid object.

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Source: www.nzherald.co.nz
This notice was published: 2021-06-19 20:32:26


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