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Ice and snow driving update 11 am — weather improving, fewer restrictions

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Road conditions have improved on the South Island’s alpine passes, with all road driving restrictions removed.

  • State Highway 6 Haast Pass is open after a short closure between the Pass and Makarora.
  • SH7 Lewis Pass is open
  • SH7 Rahu Saddle is open.
  • SH73 Arthurs Pass to Otira is now open with no restrictions.

All drivers need to be careful especially under shaded areas that get little sun.

“Please keep safe following distances and drive prepared for the cold and slippery winter conditions,” said Transport Agency Journey Manager Lee Wright.

In Dunedin, State Highway 1 Leith Saddle, Waitati to Dunedin/ Pine Hill is open. Check the Leith Saddle traffic web camera.(external link)

Southland and Otago drivers should plan their journeys after checking weather forecasts. Check the Transport Agency’s traffic map and the MetService’s snow forecast(external link) pages.

The Milford Rd (State Highway 94 to Te Anau) remains closed due to snow and avalanche risk with an update this afternoon. The Transport Agency’s traffic and travel map shows the status of this road and other state highway closures or known delays. 

See the NZ Transport Agency's travel and traffic page.

MetService snow warnings.(external link)

Snow clearing machine on the Lewis Pass.Snow clearing on the Lewis Pass, State Highway 7, late last night, Thursday 28 July.

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