Some interesting numbers in the URL post of 4th Sep from Marianna
Canterbury people are being urged not to drive unless absolutely
necessary as officials try to gauge the damage caused to roads in this
All state highways in and around Christchurch were usable, and all major
structures, including the Lyttelton Tunnel, had been given the all
State Highway 77 between Methven and Windwhistle was the only state
highway currently closed because of earthquake damage.
Christchurch International Airport reopened this afternoon after the
runways and infrastructure were assessed for damage.
Air New Zealand said 77 domestic flights and 11 international flights
had been affected by the airport closure, and it was likely to take the
rest of the day to clear the backlog of passengers.
There were four Urban Search and Rescue Teams in New Zealand - two of
which were being flown in on airforce planes from Auckland and
Palmerston North to Christchurch today. The teams included dogs that
could search for people stuck in rubble.