4 Aug 2009

Milford Sound road closed by avalanche

6:06 am on 4 August 2009

The road to Milford Sound will remain closed for another two days, having been blocked by an avalanche.

Part of State Highway 94 is covered by trees and snow drifts of up to five metres.

Weekend avalanches were triggered as part of an annual management programme to prevent spontaneous avalanches that might endanger road users.