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July 19, 2010 | by  | in News | [ssba]

Lambton Quay mysteriously cordoned off

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Lambton Quay shoppers were left in confusion recently when a portion of the CBD was cordoned off for several hours.

The street was closed to traffic after glass began falling from the 20th floor of a building at around 1.45pm.

Shop assistants and shoppers alike lined the streets at the sight of the fire engine, police and yellow tape blockading most of the street.

The glass fell from the Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry building in central Lambton Quay. Inspecor Ken Climo said that the fixings holding the glass in place had failed. Police were concerned that if the area was left open the public could be at risk.

“Someone might get decapitated.”

According to MetService, winds were gusting up to 70kmh in the city around 2pm.

Lambton Quay was re-opened at around 4pm.

There were no reported injuries. Members of the public seemed disappointed at the anti-climax.

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