Desert Road now open, after closing overnight

Snow blankets the Desert Road on May 20.
NZTA/TWITTER

Snow blankets the Desert Road on May 20.

The Desert Road is open again after closing overnight on Saturday due to snowy conditions. 

Motorists should still take extreme care because of residue snow and ice, the New Zealand Transport Agency reported on Sunday afternoon.

The state highway closed late on Saturday afternoon after several vehicles became stuck in snowy conditions. 

Contractors were called in to clear the road as a snow warning remained active on Saturday evening.

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The Desert Road closed temporarily, after snowy weather conditions on Saturday. (FILE PHOTO)
CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ

The Desert Road closed temporarily, after snowy weather conditions on Saturday. (FILE PHOTO)

 - Stuff

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