This morning’s patrol reports 2-5cm snow remaining, widespread across the plateau.
The road is open to all vehicles but slippery in parts – caution advised, especially for 2WDs.
Temps hovering around 1degC, winds averaging 5km/h gusting to 20km/h.
The crew suspect much of the snow will melt during this afternoon.
Overnight temps not expected to go below zero, so the road should remain trafficable (i.e. not iced up). Potential for light rain on the Tops.
(Photo at Devils Hole 04Jun19 by Lesley Lenehan)
Visitors to Barrington Tops should be prepared for rapidly changing extreme weather including rain, wind and sub-zero temperatures.
If you get stuck or are involved in an accident, help may be several hours away. Always pack additional warm clothing and extra food and water and always tell someone where you are going and when you’ll be back.
Motorists should exercise extreme caution as the road is narrow, very steep, unsealed in parts and is very slippery in parts.
NOTE: During snow events, the status of roads on Barrington Tops can change at short notice or during your visit. NSW Police may close the road at any time to ensure visitor safety. This may prevent access to snow covered areas and result in visitors having to turn back after long periods of travel. Check road closures and conditions before you leave Gloucester or Scone.
The latest available information on road conditions and closures check with:
• Gloucester Visitor Information Centre on 02 6538 5252
• Scone Visitor Information Centre on 02 6540 1300
• Barrington Tops Snow Chaser Facebook page
• Four-wheel-drives are best suited for driving in snow and ice conditions
• Check weather and road conditions before you leave home and again before you leave Gloucester or Scone
• Leave plenty of time for the return trip in daylight hours: travel time is up to 1.5 hours from Gloucester or Scone
• Pack additional warm clothing and extra food and water
• Tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back.