Ministry of Health staff sent home after water main bursts in Wellington

Ministry of Health staff have been instructed to work from home after a water main burst on Wellington’s Molesworth St, the Herald understands.

Wellington Water advised just before 9am that a team was responding to a burst water main at 69 Molesworth St.

“We are currently isolating the watermain, which will turn water off temporarily to some properties.”

The area potentially affected includes the Ministry of Health, the New Zealand Police National Headquarters and Thorndon New World.

“A water tanker will be set up within the shutdown area to provide water for residents and businesses impacted by the shutdown,” Wellington Water said.

“The team will also have bottled water onsite shortly if required at 69 Molesworth Street.”

A small section of one lane in Molesworth St will be closed to traffic while remedial work is undertaken.

The Ministry of Health has been approached for comment.

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