Snow closes roads in the South Island


South Island motorists trapped by snow earlier on Saturday have managed to drive out, but not without caution.

1 July 2017 – Up to 30 vehicles were towed after State Highway 8 between Twizel and Fairlie, and State Highway 80 between Aoraki Mt Cook and Ben Ohau, were closed due to snow, police said.

Earlier snowfall cut road access into Tekapo and Mt Cook, stranding day-trippers and causing two buses to slide into snow.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/94288765/heavy-rain-falling-in-nelson-and-west-coast-expected-to-head-north

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Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links