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By the end of the morning road snowfall and ice warnings had been lifted, but they were earlier in place in parts of the Queenstown Lakes district and Central Otago.
Road snowfall warnings were lifted for Lindis Pass (SH8) the Crown Range Rd and Porters Pass (SH73) by 11.40am.
Instead it was a case of driver error and the "wrong truck on the wrong road".
A police spokeswoman said they were called just before 8am this morning to a one vehicle crash in the Kawarau Gorge section of SH6 between Cromwell and Queenstown.
The driver was uninjured in the crash, near Crawford's Hill on the Queenstown side of Roaring Meg, but the road was reduced to one lane as of 8.45am.