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Source: New Zealand Transport Agency

With snow warnings in place for the top of the South Island, drivers must keep an eye on the weather and take extra care on the roads.

The Metservice has issued a heavy snow warning for Wednesday night for Marlborough south of Ward and the Nelson Lakes National Park. A heavy snow watch is also in place for Buller and the western parts of Tasman.

It will affect travel on State Highways 1, 65, 6, and 63.

While contractors are monitoring in the affected regions, roads may be closed at short notice if conditions become too dangerous.

It is essential road users drive to the conditions, reduce their speed, and be prepared for slippery roads. Allow extra time for your journey and try and time your travel for the middle of the day or in daylight hours, when visibility is better, and ice and snow are less likely to be on the road. Avoid driving at night when hazards are worse.

Drivers should check weather and road conditions before travelling.

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