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istchurch mayor Bob Parker and police have asked people to stay off the roads after reports emerging of damage to the roading network around Christchurch.
Engineers will check the bridges on the Christchurch motorway network for damage after the 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the city.
There are also concerns about some bridges around the city.
Police have just issued a warning to "criminals" after reports of looting, some in Colombo St.
"Do not attempt to take advantage of this," said Detective Sueprintendent Dave Cliff.
Police have sealed off part of the Christchurch CBD due to the level of damage sustained by the buildings.
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