Q'town takes a Snow Day
It's a stay at home day in Queenstown today with schools closed, bus services suspended and local roads in a perilous state as snow continues to fall and temperatures stay close to freezing.
In short - please stay at home if you can!
Here's a round up in pictures and video from across Queenstown, Wanaka and Cromwell - keep an eye on the Crux Facebook page for updates throughout the day. This NZTA link covers all of the road closures and traffic issues.
Queenstown airport - flights disrupted by a blanket of snow. Update 11.00 am: Runway is now clear and open. Airport emergency services (rescue fire team) worked through the night to clear the runway. Passengers advised to check updates on the airport website and to contact airlines directly if their flight delayed or cancelled.
Road access to the airport terminal has been cleared
Abandoned vehicles just past the Shotover Bridge on the way into Queenstown
Cars not going anywhere from Lake Hayes Estate this morning
Lake Hayes Estate - covered in snow
Shotover primary school - closed
Wanaka this morning - just a light dusting of snow
Cromwell also escaped heavy snow fall.