A "Slip" As Big As A Semi-Truck

Submitted by michael on Fri, 2006-07-07 21:13.

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This morning we got up early because we were told that the roads might be dangerous.

Well, we headed to the highway and only got about 1 kilometer and the road was closed. There had been a "slip" (what they call a slide in New Zealand) and they needed a HUGE bulldozer to break up the rock in order to clear the road.

So, we had to take a detour. The drive that should have taken 10 minutes took one and one half hours. We finally made it to the highway and drove to Taupo where we found a place to stay for two nights.

It was a long day in the car.