Icy blast hits TasmaniaSunday July 7, 2013 - 10:14 EST
Drenching rains and strong winds have buffeted Tasmania.
Heavy rains were recorded across the state, with Hobart receiving almost half it's average monthly rainfall in less than 24 hours.
34 millimetres fell at Strathgordon in the south-west, while 27 millimetres fell at Luncheon Hill in the the state's north-west.
Maatsuyker Island recorded winds of 156 kilometres per hour on friday night.
Snow fell to the 400 metre level, closing several roads in the Central Highlands.
Three inches of snow has affected sections of the Highland Lakes Road, and Marlborough and Poatina roads.
The State Emergency Service remains on standby across Tasmania, but has had very few call-outs.
Strong winds are expected for much of the day and a flood watch remains for most river basins.
© ABC 2013
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