Desert Road, Rangipo to Waiouru, is now open
The Desert Road, the main highway through the centre of the North Island, is now open after being forced to close for four days.
The decision to close the section of State Highway 1 from Rangipo to Waiouru was made on Wednesday after a truck rolled near Waihohonu Bridge.
Falling snow meant the road stayed closed.
Several people were trapped in their cars and were evacuated to Waiouru Military Camp.
The New Zealand Transport Authority urged motorists to take care on the roads.