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LET IT SNOW: Live updates from the Narrabri region

Social photos, road closures, and everything you need to know about the snow on Mt. Kaputar.

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What you need to know about snow around the region:

Check out this post for live updates.

Mt Kaputar is now closed. Due to the snow fall and ice on the road. The entrance is now shut off to the public.

Experts say that the worst is now behind us, with cold front moving on but could expert more low temps for the rest of the week.

If you post photos to our Facebook page, we will update them into this image gallery.

Mt Kaputar Road Update:

Friday, July 17 10:26 AM: Kaputar Road is now closed to all traffic past the intersection of SR 141 Upper Bullawa Creek Road due to ice and snowfall blocking the road.

Tuesday 12:30

There are reports the road to Mt. Kaputar is open again after warmer temperatures this afternoon.

Tuesday 09:30

Yesterday the road closed the New England Highway between Bendemeer and Glen Innes, the Oxley Highway between Bendemeer and Walcha and other smaller roads.

Due to road closures around the area, many tourists stopped over in Narrabri on Monday evening, creating great demand for accommodation and dining in the region.

Mt Kaputar Road Update: The Kaputar Road is now CLOSED to ALL traffic due to fallen trees, ice and snowfall blocking the road.

Snow: There was no significant snowfall on Mount Kaputar overnight, but there is still plenty of snow on the ground. There is the chance of more snow later in the week when another low arrives. More on Narrabri Weather here.

Monday 14:00

Heavy snowfall has fallen in Mount Kaputar National Park down to 1000m. The Kaputar Road (Dunnet Parkway) above Doug Sky Lookout is closed to ALL traffic due to fallen trees, ice and snowfall blocking the road. The road to Doug Sky lookout is suitable only for 4WD vehicles. There is NO 2WD access on the Kaputar Road beyond Green Camp / Yulludunida. Please be advised that there is limited parking at Doug Sky lookout and the road surface is slippery. All drivers are advised to slow down, turn on head lights and drive to the conditions.


Around the region:


Tamworth Shire Council:

Barry Road, Hanging Rock is closed about 4kms from Nundle at the Two Mile Walk where the roadway starts to climb the hill.

Anyone out and about 'snow spotting' needs to know that access to Hanging Rock is not possible from Nundle due to the ice and snow on the road surface.

Duncan's Creek Road at Woolomin is closed at a point about 8km from Nundle Road.

Council staff are making their way to the Port Stephens Cutting, Ham’s Corner (intersection of Nowendoc Road and Niangala Road) and Crawney Road at Nundle to check on road conditions.

Live Traffic NSW has tweeted,

"BENDEMEER: is closed between Bendemeer and Gingers Creek. There is no alternative route, delay journey."