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Wild weather makes risky drive to snowfields

Monday July 22, 2013 - 10:25 EST

Police say icy roads are creating dangerous driving conditions in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains.

Weekend winds of up to 70kph, a 40cm snow dump and temperatures of minus seven degrees made the trip to the snowfields risky.

Ice and snow caused a number of cars to slide off Kosciuszko Road and the Alpine Way but there were no injuries.

Sergeant Mark Dudley says drivers need to take more care.

“There were a few slides just with that black ice and snow building up on the side of the road.,� he said.

“A few cars did the four wheel slide into the snow embankment and they had to be towed out.

“There's nothing worse than getting that four-wheel slide across the road and not having any control with your steering or the speed you're travelling.

“It's very, very scary, especially with your family in the car.�


- ABC

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