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Conditions continue to worsen in the central North Island around Mt Ruapehu.
The Desert Road remains closed. Further confirmed closures are SH1 from Taihape to Waiouru, SH49 from Waiouru to Ohakune, SH4 from the intersection of SH49 through to National Park.
New Zealand Police Alert 10:00am 29 Jun 2008 Central
Location of incident: Ruapehu district
Incident type: road closure updates
Further to the closure of SH4 between SH49 and National Park - SH4 is now closed from Raetihi through to National Park.
Turangi Police report sleet and snow on SH47, the stretch of highway from National Park to Tokaanu. This area should also be avoided where possible
New Zealand Police Alert 10:45am 29 Jun 2008 Central
Location of incident: Ruapehu District
Incident type: Road closure/opening updates
SH4 from Raetihi to National Park has now been reopened however considerable care is still advised in this area.
SH1 between Taihape and Rangipo (Desert Road) remains closed until further notice
New Zealand Police Alert 12:00pm 29 Jun 2008 Central
Location of incident: SH49/SH1 Ruapehu District
Incident type: roads reopening
SH49 from Ohakune to Waiouru, and SH1 from Waiouru to Taihape are both now open to traffic. Continued caution is still required driving through these areas