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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

While wind warnings for Wellington and Wairarapa are over, drivers can expect more bad weather in the region today.

The Metservice is forecasting a southerly front with strong winds and snow later today.

For Wellington and Wairarapa, winds are predicted to rise to gales in exposed areas. Snow showers are also predicted – down to 400 metres from Wednesday evening till around midday Thursday.

This means there is a chance of snow falling on State Highway 2, Remutaka Hill.

Contractors will monitor the situation, and all efforts will be taken to keep roads open. However, bad weather always brings road hazards and the chance of road closures. 

Drivers must be aware of this and drive to the conditions. Slow down, increase your following distances, and check road and weather conditions before your journey.