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Every morning over the winter months, we'll send an email providing a general  overview of the road conditions, as provided by our crews who are out monitoring the roads from the wee small hours. 

What to expect:

  • An entertaining (we hope)  email will be sent to subscribers between 6.30am-7.00am  every day over the winter months.   This will provide general local road conditions (including state highways).

  • That road conditions can change rapidly.   We can't list every patch of ice, nor can our crews be everywhere at once.   

  • Carry chains all winter and know when and how to fit them.  Especially if you're driving over the Crown Range Road - you will need them.  

  • We'll post the morning report on our Facebook and Twitter page.  We'll also post updates during the day when conditions change. 

Whitelisting our emails

Our road reports are sent via a cloud based system. They are sometimes automatically classed as 'promotional' by certain email providers and may end up in your 'promotions tab', particularly if you're using a web based provider like Gmail or yahoo. 

This means that you might not get an alert when the report arrives in your inbox. However, this is easily changed if you add our address to your safe senders list (or whitelist) – more info on how to do this here ( 

Community text alerts

You can also sign up to join our community text alert database.  This means we'll send you a text message and let you know about unforeseen issues in your area, i.e. road closures, extended water-shutdowns, ice and snow affecting roads or any other other emergencies in you community.    

Winter driving tips

  • Carry chains and know how and when to fit them.  If you regularly travel over the Crown Range chains must be carried all winter.    

  • Accelerate smoothly and brake gently.

  • plan extra travel time and slow down.

  • Four wheel drive vehciles are no safer that other vehicles, especially downhill.

  • Make sure all car windows are free of snow and ice - you can receive an instant fine if you don't.

  • Check the road conditions before you leave.

  •  Be aware that shaded areas may be icy all day.

  • Ice can occur at any time of day.

  • Take extra care on bridges.

  • Double your following distances.

  • Never overtake a grit truck.

When will my street be cleared?

When ice and snow hit we prioritise the main transport links first.   

Check out the maps below for priority roads and winter maintenance service levels.

Arrowtown CMA trial

This winter we’re trialling the use of extra CMA for winter maintenance in Arrowtown and the wider area between Centennial Ave and Arrowtown Lake Hayes Road.

The purpose of the trial is to explore whether there are benefits achieved on our network by reducing the use of grit and shifting the treatment towards CMA. 

Click here to get more details and share your feedback on the trial.

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