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16 Aug 2020 4:29
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    Heavy snow is continuing to cause disruption to roads across the country

    Heavy snow is continuing to cause disruption to roads across the country


    The Desert Road is closed -- with MetService forecasting two to four centimetres of snow above 600 metres between 2am and midday today.

    The main detour road -- State Highway 49 between Tohanga Junction and Waiouru --- is also closed due to snow.

    The only remaining diversion -- State Highway 4 -- has also been closed after a a truck rolled south of Raetihi, blocking the road.

    The Taihape to Napier Road is closed -- and roads on Canterbury's Banks Peninsula are only open to four wheel drives.

    Snow is also forecast for the Remutaka Hill Road and eastern parts of Lewis Pass Road.

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