THE Bureau of Meteorology has updated its road weather alerts and sheep graziers’ warnings effecting the Derwent Valley and several other Tasmanian forecast districts.
Road Weather Alert for Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Western, Central Plateau and South East forecast districts issued at 3.47pm on Sunday 25 July 2021.
Snow covered roads with snowfalls to 200 to 400 metres on Sunday and falls to 600 metres early Monday will make driving conditions dangerous in parts of the North West Coast, Western, Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts. For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police. The next alert will be issued by 11pm Sunday.
Warning to Sheep Graziers for the Upper Derwent Valley, King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts issued at 3.47pm on Sunday 25 July 2021.
Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Sunday and early Monday. Areas likely to be affected include the King Island, Furneaux Islands, Central North, Midlands, East Coast and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts and parts of the North West Coast, North East and South East forecast districts for Sunday, and for the South East district only early Monday. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions. The next warning will be issued by 11pm Sunday.
Road Conditions – Snow and Ice
Issued by Tasmania Police – Updated Sunday, 25 July 2021 – 4:15 pm
Tasmania Police advise motorists of the following road weather alerts: The Upper Derwent Valley, Central Plateau, North West Coast and Western district have experienced snow-covered roads with snowfalls to 300 to 400 metres making driving conditions dangerous. Check the Tasmania Police Community Alerts page for updated road closures.
ROADS CLOSED IN THE DERWENT VALLEY/CENTRAL HIGHLANDS
- Lyell Highway – road closed between Wayatinah and Queenstown
- Lake Dobson tourist road
- Lake St Clair tourist road
DERWENT VALLEY/CENTRAL HIGHLANDS ROADS OPEN TO 4WD ONLY:
- Highland Lakes Rd – extreme caution due to slippery conditions from Bothwell to Miena
- Fourteen Mile Rd, Tarraleah to Bronte – open to 4×4s with chains only
- Marlborough Rd – extreme caution due to slippery conditions throughout
- Strathgordon Rd – black ice patches.