Wild weather makes risky drive to snowfieldsMonday 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.
â??There were a few slides just with that black ice and snow building up on the side of the road.,â?? he said.
â??A few cars did the four wheel slide into the snow embankment and they had to be towed out.
â??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.
â??It's very, very scary, especially with your family in the car.â??
© ABC 2013
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