The wild weather that closed roads and downed power lines across Tasmania is easing but the weather bureau is warning of another cold snap to come.
Workers from energy provider Aurora had to reconnect about 500 homes after power lines were brought down by high wind.
Ice and snow created hazardous conditions. The worse hit areas were Spring Hill, Woodbury and St Peters Pass on the Midland Highway, the Murchison Highway at Tullah and Olivers Tourist Road near Mole Creek.
At Cape Bruny wind gusts reached 60 kilometres per hour.
The weather bureau's senior forecaster Simon McCulloch said although there was a lot of snow around there were signs the cold weather was easing.
"We've seen a gradual easing in winds and shower activity so now they're largely confined to the west and far south of the state," Mr McCulloch said.
"It's still falling as snow about the highlands but snowfalls have eased off a bit.
"We're likely to see some frost in some locations as well and then it's looking fairly fine."
But not for long. Another cold snap is expected to hit the state on Thursday.
© ABC 2012
13:24 EST Queensland's southwest has received soaking rain overnight, with some places seeing their heaviest rain in almost two years.