Recovery: What to do after a snowstorm
This page provides snowstorm recovery messages.
Keep listening to a radio for updated information and instructions. Local Civil Defence information will be issued by your local Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.
Avoid driving and other travel until conditions have improved.
- Roads may be blocked by snow or emergency vehicles.
- Stay up to date with the latest weather information from MetService including Road Snowfall Warnings and check traffic and travel updates from Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency before you go.
If you have no electricity, take precautions to keep food safe.
- Avoid unnecessary opening of fridge or freezer doors.
- Foods that have been defrosted should not be re-frozen. If you think or suspect that food is not safe, throw it out.
Check out the Insurance section for more information on how your property might be covered following a hazard event.