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Police response to volcanic activity

Posted By admin On November 21, 2012 @ 4:15 pm In PressRelease | Comments Disabled

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are working to assist the Department of Conservation following a gas and ash eruption at the Te Maari crater on Mount Tongariro this afternoon. Area Commander for Taupo Police, Inspector Steve Bullock said: “We have no road closures in place …Police response to volcanic activity

Police are working to assist the Department of Conservation following a gas and ash eruption at the Te Maari crater on Mount Tongariro this afternoon.

Area Commander for Taupo Police, Inspector Steve Bullock said: “We have no road closures in place but I would discourage sight-seers from travelling to the area. We don’t want unnecessary congestion to contend with, and want to ensure the road network remains free-flowing just in case there is any further volcanic activity.”

There have been no immediate reports of any injuries and whilst Police remain as always in a state of readiness there are currently no search and rescue requirements.

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