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MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement

Headline: Heavy snow part closes tracks

Date:  08 November 2017

DOC is advising the alpine section of track will be closed today and tomorrow with 25 cm of snow at Routeburn Falls Hut and 40 cm in the Harris Basin.

DOC’s Wakatipu operations manager Geoff Owen says trampers already on the track can either backtrack to the road end, or wait at the huts and campgrounds for the snow to clear.

The Milford Track is currently open, however DOC is monitoring the forecast and conditions closely.

Trampers are advised to contact their nearest visitor centre for the most up to date information as conditions change.


For media enquiries contact:

Bridget Railton, DOC Communications Advisor
Mobile: +64 27 532 0498
Email: brailton@doc.govt.nz

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