Snow affects roads in Clutha District


2019-09-26T00:00:00 Pacific/Auckland

Council’s roading contractors have been out checking district roads after overnight snow. They report:

  • The Catlins, care needed throughout.
  • Hillend area , suitable for 4x4 vehicles only
  • West Otago/ Switzer’s Dunrobin, Wilden Settlement Rd, Wilden Runs Rd, suitable for 4x4 vehicles only. Care is needed with the odd drift.
  • Mahinerangi area, suitable for 4x4 vehicles only, care is needed as snow is up to 6 inches deep in places.

It’s still snowing in the high parts of the district, and more snow is forecast during the day. Please drive to the conditions.

There have been reports of significant snow in surrounding districts and some state highways and roads are closed. Please check with NZTA for more details of closed highways.

Contractors will keep monitoring the areas affected. We will issue an update if conditions worsen.

Page reviewed: 26 Sep 2019 12:00am