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Local road closures and hazards due to snow

UPDATED: Tasmania Police advise motorists of the following road weather alerts as of 2pm on Sunday, 25 July 2021:

  • Snow-covered roads with snowfalls down to 300 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Sunday and Monday in the Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Western and Central Plateau forecast districts.
  • The Lyell Highway has experienced snowfalls and is closed beyond Wayatinah. Police from the Derwent Valley and Queenstown are assessing the road conditions and are dealing with crashes at Lake St Clair and Tarraleah. There are no reports of injuries. Due to snow and ice, police have closed a section of the highway for all traffic accept four-wheel-drives. The road closure is between Wayatinah and the Franklin River. Motorists without 4WDs and chains will be unable to travel through to Derwent Bridge.
  • Fourteen Mile Rd (between Tarraleah and Bronte Park): Open only to 4WDs with chains.
  • Lake Dobson Rd: Now closed to all traffic after earlier being open to four-wheel-drives and two-wheel-drives with chains only.
  • Highland Lakes Rd: Extreme caution for slippery conditions between Hunterston and Miena – open to four-wheel-drives only.
  • Lake St Clair: Extreme caution for slippery conditions – open to four-wheel-drives only.
  • Marlborough Rd: Extreme caution for slippery conditions – open to four-wheel-drives only.
  • Gordon River Rd to Strathgordon: black ice patches.
  • Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site closed today (Sunday) due to heavy snowfall in the area.

Check the Tasmania Police Community Alerts page for updated road closures.

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