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The gorge, what a ridicu­lous state of af­fairs.

Words can not con­vey the sit­u­a­tion as seen by the public.

Never be­fore have we had ‘gorge’ clo­sures re­sult­ing from medium rock falls con­tinue so long af­ter the rock fall.

Is this a cheeky cav­a­lier ap­proach to all users say­ing they’ve got use to it now it doesn’t mat­ter how long the in­con­ve­nience con­tin­ues?

The so called geo-tech ex­am­i­na­tion in no way can be a ex­act science, ie. ‘that bit might slip’ ‘that bit looks OK’.

Put some net­ting up, then we get an­other weather event and hello hello an­other slip in be­tween, ‘that wasn’t sup­posed to hap­pen!!’.

Have our journos been in­vited to walk along the road and have the geo-tech thing ex­plained?

This looks like an in­dict­ment of our en­gi­neer­ing abil­ity and phys­i­cal ca­pa­bil­ity to cor­rect things.

If there was some valu­able heavy prod­uct at Woodville that Palmer­ston North needed to be trucked over con­tin­u­ously ev­ery day would things have taken this long?

How­ever, we might be sur­prised and dis­cover a new sus­pended road down the mid­dle. By­ron Hus­band Palmer­ston North

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