New Zealand’s slowly returning to normal after days of disruption caused by ice and snow.
The wintry weather’s easing, and although snow showers are still forecast for some parts of the country, levels will be much higher than in previous days.
The Desert Road remains closed this morning, while in the South Island, the Arthur’s and Porters mountain passes are shut too.
The Lindis Pass has reopened, although motorists are urged to take care, and carry chains.
It’s hoped the last of the snow-related power outages in the wider Christchurch area, have been mopped up.
Lines company Orion says it tidied up the last of its mostly rural customers, last night, who lost power due to the snow.
Orion is asking anyone who still doesn’t have power to contact them on 03 363 9898.
– Homepage image – NZ at sunrise this morning, blue indicates temperatures near 0 and below / Weathermap.co.nz