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Rimutaka highway opens but Desert road closes

The Rimutaka Hill Road (SH2) between Upper Hutt and the Wairarapa was closed early Tuesday evening after heavy snow started to fall, however was reopened again shortly before 7pm.

Snow was earlier reported in the Wellington suburb of Karori.

As predicted by snow and ice has closed the Desert road tonight.  It’s likely to reopen again on Wednesday morning as skies clear.





Chris B on 8/06/2010 10:06am

Well, here in Karori it’s been sleeting and hailing all evening. Up here on the hill earlier this evening you could tell it was snowing not much higher up.

Hail seems to be the item of the evening here – and gusty winds of course!

Guest on 8/06/2010 9:24am

hopefully Auckland will get snow this year after 70 years or so no snow. Would be quite weird for Aucklanders waking up to a white Auckland and going to work!

Craig on 8/06/2010 11:22am

yeah amazing how excited us Aucklanders get about snow! I was on mt te aroha last year while it was snowing, would be cool if it ever got to the hunuas or mt eden hehe

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