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NZTA South Island Advisory

NZTA South Island Advisory


A number of ice and snow warnings have now been resolved.

Severe Weather Warnings

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Road Snowfall Warnings - MetService

• Lindis Pass (SH 8) - Further snow showers are possible into the afternoon, and 1 to 2cm of snow could accumulate near the summit, especially around noon and early afternoon.
• Dunedin to Waitati Highway (SH 1) - Occasional snow showers are likely to affect the summit of the road into the afternoon. Until 4pm, 1 to 2cm of snow may accumulate on the road above 300 metres. However, there remains a low chance of heavier snowfalls between about 10am and 3pm Tuesday when up to 5cm of snow could accumulate.

State Highways - Warnings & Closures

• SH6 Lowther to Garston – Area warning for snow is now in place.
• UPDATE: SH85 Kyeburn to Palmerston – The area warning for snow and ice has now been lifted.
• UPDATE: SH94 Hollyford Valley Rd Intersection to Chasm Stream Bridge – The road is now clear and open to vehicles.
• UPDATE: SH6 Gibbston to Frankton – The area warning for ice has now been lifted.
• UPDATE: SH8 Lindis Pass – The area warning for snow has now been lifted.
• SH8 Twizel to Fairlie – Snow and Ice – Vehicle Restrictions have been lifted. Road users are advised to take extra care.
• SH80 – Aoraki Mt Cook to Ben Ohau – Snow and Ice – Winter driving conditions, road users are advised to take extra care.
• SH1 Hundalee to Kaikoura – Slips - The road closure south of Kaikoura between Pekata and Goose Bay is closed.

Stay up to date on the NZ Transport Agency’s traffic information map webpage. This page shows all incidents, area warnings and road works on the New Zealand State Highway netwok.

With winter driving conditions we ask motorists to check out the NZ transport Agencies Winter Journeys webpage. This page has a range of helpful advice and travel tips to help ensure safe and comfy travel this winter.

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