Icy blast continues for deep South
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 6:38p.m.
By Krissy Moreau
The deep south is in the grip of a freezing southerly storm that forecasters say will worsen tonight.
Much of western Southland has had its first dumping of snow for the year. It came in thick and fast with a blanket of snow covering the Southland town of Nightcaps.
Conditions are far from pleasant, and the cold, icy roads have led to tricky conditions for drivers.
“Drivers just need to drive to the conditions, that’s all,” says Bru Parker of Fulton Hogan.
Farmer Marty Horton says that making sure there’s enough feed to go around livestock is also a concern.
“With this snow when you've got hay and baleage you sort of feed that out first, rather than waste your better feed like your grass,” he says.
It was all fun and games for local children today however, who made the most of their day off outside in the snow.
Schools will be closed for at least another day, as Metservice is predicting more heavy snow for much of the south tonight.
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