Christchurch wakes up to snow

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Oct 05, 2022 |

Photo: Te Anau. /Anj Newsome

Many parts of the South Island woke up to snow this morning, including Christchurch.

Photo: Christchurch City Council

Metro Christchurch said Bus 140 won’t be operating up to Mt Pleasant due to the recent snow.

Snow has fallen throughout the South Island, including in Southland and Dunedin.

Christchurch City Council contractors are working to keep Gebbies and Evans Pass open.

They also worked through the night on Dyers Pass, Summit, Sumner and Mt Pleasant Rds.

SH75 Little River to Barrys Bay remains closed by Waka Kotahi.

The council said in a statement “If you’re on the Peninsula, best to stay home if travel isn’t essential.

More snow could be on the way until late afternoon.”

Snow in Christchurch earlier this morning

Metservice said heavy snow showers are still possible about Banks Peninsula, turning to rain showers below 400 metres by afternoon.

Possible morning thunderstorms as well.

Strong southwesterlies, gale gusting 90 km/h in the morning.

Mt Pleasant residents

Elsewhere: A few showers, falling as snow this morning. Fresh south-westerlies.

“Heavy snow may disrupt travel in affected areas and could damage trees and powerlines. Cold conditions may cause stress for livestock.”

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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