29 Sep 2020

Clutha hit hard by spring snow dump

From Midday Report, 12:11 pm on 29 September 2020

Widespread snowfalls continue to impact parts of the South Island, while wind warnings are in place for parts of the lower east coast of the North Island.

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Photo: RNZ / Tim Brown

Seven Highways remain shut and warnings are in place for major roads heading to Invercargill, Alexandra, Te Anau, Wanaka and Queenstown.

People are being asked to avoid or delay travel in Southland and Otago due to the conditions, while farmers in those regions expect stock losses following the heavy snowfall.

Clutha has been particularly hard-hit by the snow, and the Clutha District mayor, Bryan Cadogan, spoke to Māni Dunlop.