It’s Snovember in the Derwent Valley

PARTS of the Derwent Valley have woken to a dusting of snow this morning (Monday), particularly in the Tyenna Valley, where Maydena residents are enjoying picture-postcard scenes (above) and a good dumping at Mt Field National Park has temporarily closed the Lake Dobson Rd while snow ploughing is done.

Last night’s road weather warning has been cancelled but police have advised anyone driving in areas affected by ice, snow, or rain to please:
❗️ slow down and be alert for hazardous and slippery road conditions
❗️ put your headlights on if visibility is reduced
❗️ leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you
❗️ always obey road closure signs which are put in place for motorists safety.

Should police issue warnings about any particular roads, they will be available here.

Bushy Park experienced what felt like sub-zero temperatures overnight, with the apparent temperature dipping below zero at 2.30am and dropping to -2.4 degrees at 7am at which point it began climbing again.

A sheep graziers warning remains in place for the Upper Derwent Valley and much of the state, with cold temperatures, showers and strong southwesterly winds are expected during today and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday). There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions. The next warning will be issued by 11am.

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