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snow is predicted for Canterbury, with snowfall possible from this evening (5
June) through until Wednesday morning.
District Council is advising residents and visitors to prepare for the snow,
which could close some roads in the district, particularly those in the
foothills and including Ashburton Gorge Road.
advise that if you don’t need to travel, please try and stay off the roads
tonight and tomorrow morning when the snow is expected to hit. If you must
drive, please take extra care and drive to the conditions,” Ashburton Mayor
Donna Favel says.
should carry snow chains if they have them, keep plenty of distance from
vehicles in front and be cautious of icy roads.
are also being advised to make sure they will be warm at home by having enough
blankets or plenty of fire wood for a log burner, in the event of power
outages. Keep an eye out for your neighbours, especially those who are
vulnerable or elderly.
For information about road closures
and any other issues related to the snow, listen to the radio or check the
Council’s website www.ashburtondc.govt.nz or Facebook
- Tuesday 5 June, 2018