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Desert Road re-opens…for now

The Desert Road on State Highway 1 in the central North Island has reopened but snow showers are continuing and drivers are being warned to take care as winter driving conditions exist.

In the South Island, the Lindis Pass to Tarras is closed and flooding has closed State Highway 1 from Hilderthorpe to Oamar.

A snow warning is in place for Porters Pass. says that the road may well be closed again overnight as melted snow turns to black ice.


David New Brighton on 8/06/2010 1:39am

Had hail and sleet around 9 am this morning with a fresh to strong SSW…this afternoon in between bright sunshine some hail as well, as evidenced by accompanied photos of hail producing Cb’s – hopefully uploaded!

David New Brighton on 8/06/2010 2:06am

…and there’s a light dusting of snow on Banks Peninsula …so I guess that’s a start?

Chris B on 8/06/2010 1:32am

from my wife that we have snow coming down in Karori (Wellington). Not full blown snow but there is snow coming among the showers…

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