GUYRA was transformed into a winter wonderland this morning, with locals reporting the best snow fall in years.
And there’s more white stuff on the way.
With an estimated five or six centimetres of snow dusting the grounds of the CBD, local resident and Guyra Argus sales representative Martha Weiderman said the town was covered in a blanket of snow.
“It’s heavy enough to bend branches on trees, everything is covered, “she said. “There are snow fights on the main street.
“There are snow chasers coming from Brisbane and Lismore - and those are the ones I’ve met so far.
“It’s the best snow fall we’ve had for a number of years. I walked across the road this morning and I was just covered in it,” Mrs Weiderman said.
A Department of Education and Communities spokesman said school was open as normal for students in the Guyra and Glen Innes area.
He said while the school doors were open in the area, some school bus routes were reportedly affected by this morning’s snowfall.
Highway patrol police have been tasked to monitor motorists on the New England Highway after reports of snowfall in the Guyra and Ben Lomond areas.
While the highway still remained open this morning, New England highway patrol Sergeant Dave Bramble told Fairfax police urged motorists to drive to the conditions of the road.
“It’s obviously slippery so drive to the conditions,” he said. “We highway patrol cars all up and down the highway monitoring it and asking drivers to slow down. Be aware the conditions of the road can change.”
A Bureau of Meteorology spokesman said further snowfall is expected today.
The spokesman said weather conditions across the North West Slopes and Plains and Northern Tablelands were partly clouded with scattered showers and falling snow above 900m.
The spokesman said further information would be available later today.
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