Motorists are being warned to tread carefully as the Desert Rd gets its first peppering of the white stuff.
Metservice says the ''snow showers'' may continue into the evening with 1 to 2 cm expected on higher parts of the road.
Metservice Meteorologist Elke Louw said that although there was snowfall on Ruapehu Mountain in April, this is the first snowfall on Desert Rd.
It is expected to clear tonight.
- Waikato Times