10 Jul 2013

Snow shuts Desert Road

9:52 pm on 10 July 2013

Snow has closed the Desert Road in the central North Island.

The New Zealand Transport Agency said on Wednesday the section of State Highway 1 from Waiouru to Rangipo would remain shut until further notice.

The agency said motorists can use alternative routes on State Highway 49 from Waiouru to Raetihi, State Highway 4 from Raetihi to National Park, and State Highway 47 from National Park to Turangi.