1 Jun 2016

South Island alpine passes affected by snow and ice

8:51 am on 1 June 2016

Several alpine passes in the South Island are affected by snow and ice.

On State Highway 73, chains are essential between Springfield and Arthurs Pass, while Porters Pass is closed to towing vehicles.

Drivers are also being warned about ice on State Highway 6 over the Haast Pass.

State Highway 8 over the Lindis Pass is also affected by snow and ice and motorists are being told to take extreme care.