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Road warning as first snow arrives

Friday April 19, 2013 - 12:36 EST

Parts of Tasmania have received their first substantial snowfall the year.

Snow has fallen on Hobart's Mount Wellington, Mount Field in the Derwent Valley and on the Central Highlands.

The weather bureau's Anna Forrest says it is not surprising, with snow usually arriving in late April, early May.

"We had a cold front go through overnight Wednesday night and the air behind it has been sourced from down close to Antarctica, so it's just a cold outbreak that's been brought up by a high pressure system that's moving towards the state."

Snow had earlier closed Pinnacle Road on Hobart's Mount Wellington.

Police are urging motorists to drive to the conditions following several accidents this morning.


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