State Highway 7 that goes across Arthur’s Pass is currently (11.53am) still closed in both directions. There is work being done on the road at present and it’s possible the road may open later today. The weather seems to be clearing. Apparently, a number of vehicles have come off the road between here and Porter’s Pass, including a snow plough. Check the New Zealand Transport Agency website for more information on road conditions.
There is no petrol in Arthur’s Pass store at the moment because the petrol pump has broken down. If travelling through Arthur’s Pass make sure your tank is full.
The Transalpine train left Christchurch on time this morning. Ring 0800 277 482 for details.