Snow has begun to melt over much of Southland today, but forecasts suggest there will be severe inland frosts and ice.
The public should exercise caution and avoid travel overnight and tomorrow morning as roads across the region are likely to be extremely dangerous.
Neil Cruickshank, Emergency Management Southland says local radio stations will continue to run updated weather and roading information and Southlanders should keep informed before they travel. “Hopefully the snow melt will continue tomorrow and life can return to normal.”
State Highway 93 between Mataura and Clinton is the only road that remains closed (4pm). All other roads will be affected by snow and ice and drivers should take care and drive to the conditions.
Updated roading information is available on www.aa.co.nz and on the AA twitter page @AA_Traffic.