The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124062 Message #2739811
Posted By: Little Robyn
06-Oct-09 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
Down here at the other end of the world we have been enjoying a lovely warm spring but last weekend a storm hit the country and snow cut off the middle of the North Island. People trying to drive between the north and the south were stuck while the Desert Road was closed and the Napier/Taupo road was closed and the Central plateau was covered in snow. You can see the snow on the ranges from here but it didn't reach sea level.
My niece was heading off for a week long family holiday, starting from Wellington last Sunday and ending with a visit to us in Hawke's Bay on Thursday but they only reached Taihape and were stopped. They considered a back route to Napier but driving on unsealed roads in the snow was not really an option. They tried to head for New Plymouth but were stopped again, so they bought McDonalds at Bulls and went back home. A 7 hour holiday!
But that was a lot warmer than some people who were stuck in cars in the snow. A workmate was due back yesterday but she has been stuck at Taupo since Sunday.
Roll on summer!
Roll on global warming!