‘Flying trampoline’ warning issued in NZ as storm causes havoc (VIDEOS)
“Tie your trampolines down, sports – it’s windy,” read the warning from Wellington City Council. Drivers have been warned of debris flying around the motorway, reported the New Zealand Herald.
Waves battered the coast where a train line and motorway run next to the ocean. Video taken from the Hutt Valley Line shows waves crashing against the windows of a commuter train.
Officials issued warnings advising drivers to keep within the speed limit and be aware of the hazardous conditions. Videos posted to YouTube shows the extent of the danger as sea water is washed up by the winds on the roads.
SEVERE WEATHER: All state highways remain OPEN in Wgtn. Please take extra care due to surface flooding, strong winds and heavy rain. ^IF pic.twitter.com/TMgD0WL3tE— NZTA Wellington (@NZTAWgtn) July 12, 2017
Above Wellington conditions weren’t much better as a video filmed inside an airplane shows its wobbly landing approach.
Wild ride into Wellington this morning. pic.twitter.com/K9D6SDzSYP— ⏳ Time Lord ⌛️ (@timrnz) July 12, 2017
More than 1,000 people are without power in the area with all ferry services cancelled.