But heavy snow down to the valleys brings down trees.
In fact, some roads around Glenorchy remain closed due to the large amount of tree debris across them.
12)ct 2016 – The dump of snow around Queenstown caused power outages and prompted warnings for drivers, with at least one crash involving three cars.
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“Having blasted Australia’s mountains with snow and sub-zero temperatures the past few days, this ‘man-made global warming’ (?) storm moved eastwards onto the South Island of New Zealand overnight,” says Greg.
“And – surprise surprise! – a dump of snow around Queenstown.
“The MetService did call this storm, however, their models showed snow just on the tops of the mountains, down to 2,500 ft (800 metres), whereas it fell all the way down to the valley and lake level, 1,200 ft (400 m).
“And they’re calling for MORE snow for the next 3 days…
“Hooray, it must be ™the hottest EVAH™ springtime snowfall on record.”