Christchurch police are warning motorists to be aware of hazardous road conditions with the onset of cold weather.
Canterbury Road Policing Manager Inspector Al Stewart says there have been a number of crashes over the last couple of days as a result of icy roads – fortunately none of those crashes resulted in serious injuries.
He says motorists need to take extra care on roads shaded by trees and buildings as frost and ice can last well into the day in some areas.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says the chances of frosts will be extremely low for the next 10 days as a windier, warmer weather pattern sets in across Canterbury and the rest of the country.
Winds will be mostly blowing from the west or north west which should eliminate the chance of frost on most days.
But WeatherWatch.co.nz says if there is a lull in the weather and cold, clear and calm weather moves in overnight motorists should keep this message top of mind from Police.
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– WeatherWatch.co.nz with NewstalkZB