30 Jun 2014

Motorists warned to take care in South Island

4:16 pm on 30 June 2014

Motorists are being warned to take extra care on South Island roads this week with heavy rain, hail and snow forecast throughout the week.

A Transport Agency spokesperson said heavy rain and gales were set to hit Westland and Fiordland on Monday, while a southerly with hail and snow was forecast for Canterbury later this week.

Motorists needed to be prepared, carry chains and drive to the conditions, the spokesperson said.