9.45AM UPDATE: There is a good covering of snow on Mount Panorama this morning following good falls overnight and this morning.
Motorists across the Central West have been urged to avoid unnecessary travel this morning with treacherous conditions on the roads.
Roads remain open across the Bathurst region but there are a number of road closures across the Tablelands:
- Chifley Road is closed between Bells Line of Road in Bell and Hartley Valley Road in Lithgow.
- Ilford Sofala Road is closed about five kilometres west of the Castlereagh Highway in Ilford.
- The Mitchell Highway is closed between Northern Distributor Road in Orange and Millthorpe Road in Shadforth.
- The Escort Way is closed between Northern Distributor Road in Orange and Peabody Road in Boree.
A number of local roads in these areas are also closed.
Motorists needing to travel should exercise extreme caution, reduce speed and be prepared for conditions to change quickly.
For the latest traffic information, download the new version of the Live Traffic NSW app, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.
ALSO MAKING NEWS:
EARLIER: Bathurst is waking to its best blanket of snow in almost six years following good falls across the region overnight.
The Bureau of Meteorology had forecast snow to as low as 500 metres and it finally arrived in the early hours of this morning.
The snow is settling in many parts of the city that have not had snow on the ground since the famous overnight dump of July 2015, but light rain could see it quickly disappear.
Motorists are urged to take extra care on the roads this morning as crews continue assessing conditions across the region.
The snow is even heavier on the high country around Bathurst with thick snow on the ground around Oberon following a few light flurries yesterday.
Snow in Oberon this morning ...
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