Aug 09

More than a meter of snow in New Zealand knocks out power for a week:

“Help on way to Hawke’s Bay homes cut off by snow,” reads the headline.

“Communities and farmers on the snow covered Taupo Plains are being warned to expect to be without power for more than a week.

“Unison (the power company) today said its network had been devastated by the weekend’s wild weather with 200 poles broken, twisted and buried under a metre of snow.”

“This is the worst damage we have seen in 10 years and it’s going to take some time to fix the network devastation.”

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