Timaru District Council Emergency Operations Centre

Published: 05 Aug 2016

Information Release

5 August 2016, 09:30 am

Cold conditions general advice

Timaru District residents are advised that due to snow falling to lower levels, the following points should be noticed and acted upon:

  • Take extreme care when driving due to slippery conditions and risks of low visibility
  • Be aware that other drivers may not be able to see you clearly
  • Be watchful for pedestrians in low visibility situations
  • Be aware of possible road closures. Any road closures will be notified on the NZTA website onthemove.govt.nz
  • Conditions will remain very cold for some time, ensure you have adequate heating in place for your home
  • Check on any vulnerable neighbours or people who might need help
  • Monitor weather information or updates in likely changes to conditions.

For further information please contact Timaru District Council on (03) 687 7200.