17 Oct 2010

Snow forecast for alpine passes

12:00 pm on 17 October 2010

MetService is forecasting snow for five of the South Island's alpine passes.

Between 3cm - 10cm is expected to start to fall on Sunday night on the Arthurs, Lindis, Porters, and Lewis Passes, as well as Milford Road.

State Highway 94 from Te Anau - Milford Sound is now open again, but motorists are advised to use chains because of snow.