The Desert Road reopened at midday after being closed all morning by snow. And Taupo police blame black ice as a factor in a crash on State Highway One.
The crash was reported at 5am at Hatepe, about 10kms south of Taupo.
One car was on its roof. Three occupants were uninjured and a fourth was to be assessed by ambulance staff.
Police report that sections of the highway in the area are quite treacherous. They ask that motorists drive with caution and watch for ice. Roading contractors
Closer to home this morning, treacherous weather was having other effects …
… A fishing boat was in trouble at Island Bay after being beached by the stormy seas.
By lunchtime, a crane had been called to move the boat out of the water.