13 Aug 2014

Desert Road reopens, but with caution

2:25 pm on 13 August 2014

The Desert Road through the Central North Island has reopened after earlier being closed by snow. However conditions are still very icy and motorists are being warned to take care.

In the South Island, the Milford Road remains closed while other alpine passes are affected by snowy and icy conditions.

The Desert Road on Wednesday morning, which was closed due to snow.

The Desert Road on Wednesday morning, which was closed due to snow. Photo: NZTA