Sunday, August 14, 2011

Maybe snow isn't always caused by warm weather: New Zealand gets "super-cold" snap accompanied by "the heaviest snow seen in the capital in decades"

Country blasted by super-cold snap |
About a hundred motorists have been brought down safely from the Rimutaka Ranges, near Wellington.

The motorists became trapped after snow forced the closure of the road at about 6pm, police said.
Wellington Emergency Management Office is warning against unnecessary travel during the rough weather, which has brought with it the heaviest snow seen in the capital in decades. Thousands were without power this afternoon in northern suburbs.
However, children unaccustomed to snow in Wellington were seen throwing snowballs and riding down the slopes on boogie boards.

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