It has been just 2.5 months since the carbon Emissions Trading Scheme kicked in for New Zealand. I’m sure if they give it a little more time, spring snows like this one will be “a thing of the past“.
WRECKED: The Wrens building in Yarrow St, Invercargill, shortly after the roof collapsed because of heavy snow
A central Invercargill street was cordoned off yesterday after the roof of decorating business Wrens collapsed under the weight of heavy snow.
The building was one of at least four that caved in following significant snow on Saturday and yesterday.
But wait, there’s more:
A Southland weather expert says the weekend’s snowfall could be the heaviest in Invercargill for 50 years.
Southern farmers will need to wait for snow to clear to assess their losses from the impact of the southerly storm that hit during the middle of lambing.
Federated Farmers board member David Rose, who farms at Oporo near Wallacetown, said while much of the snow had melted yesterday, the night before had been shocking, with blizzard conditions.
“Winter in winter is OK but winter in spring is a bit of a disaster.”
Heavy snow destroyed his $100,000 glasshouse at the weekend at Eldon Gardens, with the panes and shards of glass smashing down on to about 2000 young tomato plants.
Thanks to Tom Nelson for gathering links.