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  • 0 Central Otago Road report

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    QLDC Winter Road Report - 29 June 2021 Ata mārie, good morning Queenstown Lakes,  Straight into the serious stuff this morning: - If you don’t need to drive please don’t.  - There is snow across the Whakatipu basin and the driving conditions are extreme. - The Crown Range remains closed, we expect to have an update for you at 8am. - The Orbus bus service has been suspended. Check their FB page for updates @OrbusQT - Temperatures are dropping.  - Over in Wanaka we also have snow and wet roads. Lake Hāwea to Haast is closed.  You know it's serious when I'm using bullet points.  Grit trucks are going flat out trying to keep on top of things.  Across the region, the crews are still ploughing snow on SH 8 Alexandra to Roxburgh (closed) and Lindis Pass (closed). A grader is heading towards Haast Pass (also closed), and ploughs are heading towards Ranfurly too.  NZTA has also put out a snow and ice warning for SH 6 Cromwell to Gibbston (Kawarau Gorge).  Please reconsider your travel. If you must drive today, here's the deal: snow chains, go slow, keep a safe following distance.  For those with school-age children, keep an eye out for communication from your child's school.  We're expecting more roading updates throughout the morning, and we will be posting the latest information on our council FB page.  For regional updates check out NZTA www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/  Please also note, our roading crew vehicles are affected by these conditions too, and driver safety is paramount. Know that they are working as quickly as they safely can.  If you do come across problems (that are not mentioned above) please call them in on 03 441 0499.  In an emergency, always dial 111.   That's it for now. As Marty put it in simple words: "winter's here".  If you can, sit it out and stay home until the conditions improve.  Go make a snowman.  Stay safe.  Tash      QUEENSTOWN – WĀNAKA ROUTE (THE CROWN RANGE)Skifield access to Cardrona & Snow Farm CROWN RANGE ROAD - Closed. Snow. Update expected at 8am. CARDRONA–WĀNAKA -  Open.  Snow. Chains to be carried CARDRONA SKIFIELD ROAD - Cardrona online report   ​WAKATIPU MAIN ROUTES KAWARAU GORGE (SH6) - Open.  Snow. Chains to be carried. GIBBSTON – FRANKTON (SH6) - Open.  Snow. Chains to be carried. KINGSTON–FRANKTON (SH6) - Open.  Snow. Chains to be carried. REMARKABLES SKIFIELD ACCESS ROAD - Remarkables online report FRANKTON ROAD (SH6A) - Open.  Winter conditions. Drive with care.    ARROWTOWN–QUEENSTOWN BACK ROUTECoronet Peak Skifield access MALAGHANS RD - Open.  Snow. Chains to be carried ARTHURS POINT – QUEENSTOWN - Open.  Snow. Chains to be carried CORONET PEAK RD - Coronet Peak online report GLENORCHY–QUEENSTOWN - Open.  Snow. Chains to be carried FERNHILL–QUEENSTOWN - Open.  Snow. Chains to be carried KELVIN HEIGHTS–FRANKTON - Open.  Snow. Chains to be carried WĀNAKA MAIN ROUTES WĀNAKA - CROMWELL (SH 6 & 84) - Open.  Ice likely. Chains to be carried. MOUNT ASPIRING RD - Open.  Snow. Chains to be carried TREBLE CONE SKIFIELD ACCESS ROAD - Treble Cone online report WĀNAKA – MAKARORA (SH6) - Closed.  Snow.    OTHER TOURIST ROUTES MAKARORA – HAAST (SH 6) - Closed.  Snow.  CROMWELL – ALEXANDRA (SH 8) - Open. Ice likely. Chains to be carried.  ALEXANDRA – RAES JUNCTION (SH 8) - Closed.  Snow.  ALEXANDRA – RANFURLY (SH 85) - Closed.  Snow.  LINDIS PASS (SH 8) Between Tarras and Omarama - Closed.  Snow.  MILFORD ROAD (SH94) - NZTA online traffic info  

  • 0 Polar Blast Approaching At 100kph

    5.00 of 1 votes

    Polar Blast Racing In At 100kph   The Approximate distance from the Ice shelf to Dunedin is about 2400km and the approaching polar blast travels that in just 24hrs. Hope you have the wood in for your fires. Wind and cold will create wind chills down to -4degrees in some places.   Chris Noble - Metservice "Oooh, might be a bit chilly late Monday! This is a 3-day back trajectory for air arriving near Dunedin midnight Monday. Starts over Antarctica at midnight last night, taking just 24 hours from the ice edge to NZ! (points 6 hourly, midnight in yellow, GFS model)"   For faster information via Push Alerts - register for free HERE       

  • 1 Polar Blast Starting To Get Locked In

    4.40 of 5 votes

          As we approach Sunday, details of the snow event shows it to be the most significant for a couple of years.  Farmers - you can expect wind chill with winds at 30-40kph in some places and temps around 3-5degrees. At this stage we see many roads being affected especially the mountain passes. If you're travelling these roads take chains and know how to fit them. Check out our Txt Road alert    Charge your devices in case of power cut, get wood in for fires, check you  have enough food as you may be stuck for a day or so in some locations.  Clear overhanging branches from power lines as snow is heavy and will snap branches. If you're not already getting our emergency alerts, now would be a good time to register. These are customised, real time alerts, many of which are exclusive to Lert Info. Register HERE  

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