Snow, ice hazards for alpine drivers
MOTORISTS are advised to exercise extreme caution when driving after heavy snowfalls in the Monaro region of the Snowy Mountains.
The Monaro and Snowy Mountains Highways in the Nimmitabel and Bombala areas have experienced heavy snowfalls and the Brown Mountain is particularly treacherous in these conditions, police say.
Motorists should check with the Roads and Maritime Services concerning road conditions and possible closures.
Monaro Local Area Command Duty Officer, Inspector Chris Varley, says snow and ice are making driving conditions dangerous.
“Anyone travelling through the Snowy region needs be mindful of the extreme risk posed by ice and snow on the road surface and drive to the conditions,” says Inspector Varley.
“There are a few simple steps motorists should take to reduce the risk of a crash.
“Slow down, take care when overtaking, don’t tailgate and avoid braking and accelerating harshly,” Inspector Varley says.