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Source: New Zealand Police – Press Release/Statement:
Headline: Attention drivers – beware of high winds and snow
Saturday, 12 August 2017 – 10:16pm
Motorists are being advised to take extra care on roads in parts of the South Island tonight.
Police are responding to reports that two campervans and a further 10 to 15 vehicles are stuck in snow on the Crown Range – Cardrona Valley Rd.
The council and roading contractors have been advised, and Police units with 4WD are attending.
In Westland, a tree has come down on Haast Pass Highway (SH6) between Haast Pass-Makarora Rd and Marks Rd.
Also in Westland, a tree’s fallen on Whataroa Highway at Harihari, between Main Rd and Oneone Rd.
In Canterbury, a tree has reportedly fallen on power lines on Homebush Rd, Coalgate – between Bangor Rd and Yeomans Rd.
All drivers are being urged to drive to the conditions and report any road blockages to Police.
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