Q'town takes a Snow Day

by Peter Newport - Jun 29, 2021

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

Steve McColl, visiting Queenstown from Wellington with his family for the next week, enjoys today's snow next to the Events Centre with daughters Annabelle and Charlotte

Cars not going anywhere from Lake Hayes Estate this morning

Lake Hayes Estate - covered in snow

Shotover primary school - closed

Shovelling snow from the front of the VTNZ building in Glenda Drive, Frankton

Wanaka this morning - just a light dusting of snow


Cromwell also escaped heavy snow fall.


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