Heavy snow part closes tracks
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IntroductionA section of the Routeburn Track is closed 8 and 9 November due to heavy spring snow.
Date: 08 November 2017
DOC is advising the alpine section of track will be closed today and tomorrow with 25 cm of snow at Routeburn Falls Hut and 40 cm in the Harris Basin.
DOC’s Wakatipu operations manager Geoff Owen says trampers already on the track can either backtrack to the road end, or wait at the huts and campgrounds for the snow to clear.
The Milford Track is currently open, however DOC is monitoring the forecast and conditions closely.
Trampers are advised to contact their nearest visitor centre for the most up to date information as conditions change.
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