2013年07月11日

Once again forced the closure of the desert highway


A severe weather warning remains in place for the North Island high country, Hawke's Bay and the central plateau but MetService says conditions are predicted to ease on Thursday.

About 20cm of snow was expected to settle on Desert Road around the summit on Wednesday night, Asian college of knowledge management with the main road again closed after reopening for a period on Wednesday.

MetService says snow showers in the area should turn into sleet on Thursday.

The New Zealand Transport Agency is warning of wintry driving conditions on some main highways on both islands with a caution in place for State Highway 2 from Gisborne to Opotiki.

A warning for icy conditions is also in place for State Highway 8 from Twizel to Fairlie and chains are advised when travelling in alpine passes.

Meanwhile, SH94 from Te Anau to Milford Sound has been closed as a result of rockfalls and a section of SH1 between Clinton and Gore is closed because of a washoutstorage cabinet.

While snowfalls are expected to ease on Thursday, MetService is predicting a low to move across the North Island on Friday which will bring rain and east to southeast winds.

A cold southerly will hit the South Island late on Saturday, Set up Business in Hong Kong resulting in snow to low levels on both islands throughout the weekend.

MetService says it doesn't expect the snowfall to be severe enough to issue weather warnings.
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