Heavy snow is causing chaos in the South Island.
Police are warning motorists to take extreme care and ideally to delay travel plans if at all possible. There have already been several car crashes in the Queenstown area this morning.
A number of roads are closed, including the Lindis Pass and State Highway 8 between Fairlie and Tekapo, as well as State Highway 80 from Pukaki to Mount Cook.
Chains are required for Porters Pass, Arthurs Pass and State Highway 85 between Ranfurly and Omakau which are closed to towing vehicles. Chains are also to be carried on the Milford Road.
– NEWSTALK ZB
Images / Alison Metherell
on 23/06/2010 3:18am
When is it going to snow on the flat in Christchurch? Just curious.
on 23/06/2010 4:58am
The weather patterns seem all around the wrong way this year. Just not favouring snow to sea level yet. It can snow in Chch anytime between now and October so there’s still plenty of time for a decent southerly to blast its way up.