Big Chill: What you need to know
* Updated list of closed state highways
* Marine Drive to Eastbourne to be closed to everyone but residents.
* Wellington airport re-opens, Johnsonville line trains resume.
* Most main routes through the North Island Central Plateau have reopened, but the Desert Rd remains closed.
* NZTA will review whether it will re-open Arthur's Pass between there and Otira at 3pm today.
Know any other roads/services that have been affected by the storm - or have re-opened? Email your newstips to email@example.com
RAIL, BUS LINE CLOSURES
The Johnsonville line has re-opened but bus replacements are operating on other lines across Wellington's rail network. Bus replacements will run hourly. Because of road conditions and bus availability Metlink advise please expect and plan for delays or make alternative arrangements if travel is urgent.
Open - trains will run hourly from 12.02pm from Wellington to Johnsonville and 12.32pm from Johnsonville to Wellington.
All services are cancelled due to the need for urgent track work. Buses replacements will run hourly starting from 10.14am from Wellington to Waikanae and 10am from Waikanae to Wellington.
Hutt Valley Line
All services are cancelled due to the need for urgent track work. Buses replacements will run hourly starting from 10.05am from Wellington to Upper Hutt and 10am from Upper Hutt to Wellington.
Services between Melling and Petone are cancelled until further notice. There are no bus replacements - please use alternative transport.
All Wairarapa services are replaced by bus until further notice.
Will be updated for the evening peak later today.
We have now started planning for the evening peak services - at the moment we are planning for half hourly services with definite bus replacements needed on the Hutt Valley Line between Wellington and Petone - will update you as we have more information.
There will be no Eastbourne buses for the rest of today, no trolley buses until Monday at the earliest, no South Coast buses until further notice and no bus services on routes through Priscilla Crescent.
A decision will be made later today around the running of buses after midnight.
School buses will operate this afternoon for those schools that did open today.
Flights in and out of Wellington resumed at 11.45am today, but travellers are still to advised to check www.wellingtonairport.co.nz for delays and cancellations.
Some flights Air New Zealand have be able to land and take off in Wellington but strong winds continued to disrupt operations.
Restrictions on ground operations continue, including a limit on the number of domestic gates able to be used. One of the two trans-Tasman services scheduled today has left and the other was expected to depart shortly after 4pm.
Air New Zealand jet services are continuing to operate, however, only a small number of Link services are operating.
Air New Zealand jet services are continuing to operate, however, Mt Cook services into and out of Queenstown are operating intermittently where weather permits. The situation remains under ongoing review.
Elsewhere, there are delays across the Air New Zealand network due to the weather conditions across the country. Passengers whose travel plans have been disrupted as a result should consult the arrival and departure information on the Air New Zealand website or call the Air New Zealand Contact Centre on 0800 737 000 for further advice.
Click here to the Air New Zealand website arrivals and departures page.
Interisland ferries cancelled for the day.
Marine Drive to Eastbourne is to be closed to everyone but residents from the Seaview and Gracefield intersections. It is expected to be opened about 5.30pm.
Cottle Park Rd
Eastern Hutt Rd between Stokes Valley and Silverstream - only under the bridge
The main Wainuiomata Hill Rd is still open, but the on and off ramps from Seaview are closed.
Paekakariki Hill Rd
Both roads to Makara Village and Makara Beach
Middleton Rd, between Johnsonville and Churton Park.
State highway closures
SH 1 Rangipo to Waiouru (snow)
SH 8 Lindis Pass (snow)
SH 73 Arthurs Pass to Otira (snow)
SH 8 Alexandra to Roxburgh (ice)
SH 73 Porters Pass (snow)
SH 85 Omakau to Palmerston (snow)
SH 94 Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound (rock face stabilisation)
SH 79 Geraldine to Fairlie (snow)
SH 87 Kyeburn to Outram (snow)
SH 8 Burkes Pass (snow)
SH 80 Glentanner to Mt Cook (snow)
SH - caution needed
SH 1 Waiouru to Taihape (snow)
SH 48 Tongariro National Park (snow)
SH 47 Turangi to National Park (snow)
SH 46 Rangipo to Tongariro (snow)
SH 5 Taupo to Napier (snow)
SH 4 and 49 National Park to Waiouru (snow)
SH 8 Milton to Raes Junction (snow)
SH 6 Kingston to Lumsden (snow)
SH 6 Lumsden to Dipton (snow)
SH 1 Waitati to Dunedin (snow)
SH 6 Harihari to Fox Glacier (high winds)
SH 1 Blenheim to Kaikoura (flooding)
SH 6 Queenstown to Kingston (snow)
SH 1 Timaru to Rakaia (flooding)
SH 83 Pukeuri to Duntroon (flooding)
SH 93 Clinton to Mataura (snow)
SH 85 Dunback (washout)
SH 82 Waimate to Hakataramea (flooding)
Marlborough road closures
Marlborough district road closures
South of Ward, the Ure Valley Rd is closed at about 5km inland by a major rockfall
The upper Awatere Valley Road, above the Upcott Saddle, is cut off by snow
Christchurch road closures
Dyers Pass Rd, from the Sign of the Takahe to Governors Bay Rd at Lyttelton Harbour
Waimakariri district road closures
Lees Valley Rd
Bridge over the Ashley River at Cones Rd
Dunedin road closures
Portobello Rd between Raynbirds and Portobello township
Norwood St between Bathunes Gully and North Rd
George King Memorial Dr
Mt Watkin Rd
Blanket Bay Rd
Upper Junction Rd closed to through traffic
Brown St between Rattray St and Elm Row
Queens Dr between City Rd and Stuart St
Harrington Point Rd detour from Allans Beach Rd to Weir Rd
Silverstream Valley Rd
Gladfield Rd between School Rd South and Dukes Rd South
Flagstaff/Whare Flat Rd
Waitati Valley Rd
Confirmed Wellington school and playcentre closures:
Adventure School - advising parents to keep children at home where possible
Bishop Viard College
Dyer Street School
Epuni Primary School
Hampton Hill School
Hutt Central School
Hutt Valley High School
Island Bay School
Kimi Ora School, Evans Bay
Kimi Ora School, Naenae
Konini Primary School, Wainuiomata
Naenae Primary School
Owhiro Bay School
Playhouse early childhood centre, Parliament
Raphael House School
Rata Street School
Rewa Rewa School
Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt
San Antonio School
South Wellington Intermediate School
St Bernard's College
St Mary's College
St Oran's College
Stokes Valley Playcentre
Totara Park Playcentre
Wellington East Girl's College
Worser Bay School
Schools reported closed on social media, but unconfirmed:
Eastern Hutt School
Newlands Primary School
Our Lady of the Rosary School
Pukerua Bay School
Cardinal McKeefry School in Wilton, Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Thorndon and Sacred Heart Primary School, Petone were advising parents to use their discretion in sending their children to school today.
The Wellington Girl's College Open Day was also cancelled, but was open for classes as normal. Rongotai College's Rongotai Experience scheduled today for its Year 8 students would be postponed.
Central North Island schools:
Waiouru School in Ruapehu district
Canterbury schools confirmed:
Cashmere Primary School
Governors Bay School
St Martins School
Hanmer Springs School - Hurunui district
Waiau School - Hurunui
Oxford Area School - Waimakariri district
Mt Somers Springburn School - Waimakariri
Darfield High School - Selwyn district
Darfield Primary School - Selwyn
Ellesmere College - Selwyn
Leeston schools remain closed because of Thursday's flooding.
Otago/Southland schools confirmed:
Waitaki Girls' High School, Oamaru - Waitaki district
Maniototo Area School, Ranfurly - Central Otago district
Central Southland College, Winton - Southland district
Northern Southland College, Lumsden - Southland
Gore High School - Gore district
Canterbury: Secondary school basketball is cancelled for evening of Friday 21 June