It’s been more than a decade since Canberra’s last decent snowfall. But while experts say there’s a good chance of snow this weekend, Marcus Paul isn’t holding his breath.
May 28 back in the year 2000. This, apparently, was the last time Canberrans got a little snow crazy.
Yeah, we’ve been excited by the prospect of some local natural [...]
I cannot believe I’m about to write this, but I’m really missing winter in our town.
Granted it’s been a little brisk, but nothing like what we would expect in June in Canberra.
I’ve long complained about frosts and cold mornings, but I want to know where they’ve got too.
I bought this really cool pure wool pea [...]
It’s hard to believe looking out the window that until last night Mount Franklin Road was closed due to snow.
TAMS advise they’ve opened it now.
The Mount Franklin Road has been reopened following its closure earlier this week due to snow falls over the Brindabellas.
Motorists and other roads users are reminded to take care on [...]
Mount Franklin Road has been closed at the Mount Franklin Visitor’s Shelter following 30cm of snow falling over the past 24 hours.
“It’s quite unusual to see snow at this time of year, especially considering the warm weather we experienced at the end of last week,” Brett McNamara, Regional Manager, National Parks and Catchments said today.
This in from TAMS:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Bendora Dam Road is now open. The following roads remain closed:
· Boboyan Road (4WD access only)
· Corin Road (from Woods Reserve)
This in from Ben Dover, can anyone help him find the snow?
I took this this morning, looking from Stromlo, across Woden. Does anyone know which hill the snow in the distance is on?
This just in from TAMS:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the dirt section of Brindabella Road is now closed due to snow.
The following roads remain closed:
– Corin Dam Road (from Woods Reserve)
– Bendora Dam Road
– Mount Franklin Road
– Angle Crossing.
UPDATE: And more as of 11.40am:
The ACT Government wishes to [...]
This exciting news just in from TAMS
The ACT Government advises that Mount Franklin Road is closed at Mount Franklin Chalet car park due to overnight snow. Canberra residents are also urged to exercise caution on other rural roads such as Boboyan Road.
ACT Policing in co-operation with NSW Police will continue to conduct high-visibility patrols on major arterial roads in and out of Canberra as part of Operation Snow Safe this winter.
From the start of the NSW snow season on (Saturday, 8 June), police will be focusing on speeding, drink-driving and driver fatigue as motorists travel to [...]
Dear RiotACT members
I am wondering where and when snow falls in the ACT. Obviousy Corin is one of the most popular, but do the ranges around Brindabella Rd/Piccadilly Circuis get a share of snowfall?
If I were to continue down Naas Rd towards Adaminaby would I begin to see snow along the roadside? (Not too [...]
Shane Rattenbury has tweeted the rangers work in Namadgi National Park which has seen snow on this grey day:
First snow in Namadgi today – thanks TAMS rangers @tamsmediaroomfor the great pics. twitter.com/ShaneRattenbur…
— Shane Rattenbury (@ShaneRattenbury) May 15, 2013
I was just looking out to the mountains thinking “that looks like snow” and Monster of the Deep has sent in these pictures of snow in Tuggeranong.
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Motorists are advised that Brindabella Road and Mt Franklin Road through to Bulls Head have now been reopened. This means that the only section of road closed due to snow is Bendora Road. Residents wanting to experience the snow first hand are, however, strongly encouraged to consider visiting an established snow recreation area, such as [...]
Todd has kindly sent in some pictures from his expedition to see the snow at Corin Forest today.
A few pics of the Snow at Corin today if you want, got down there once I heard the road was reopened.
More than enough snow for the kids (big ones also) to have a great time.
This in from Territory and Municipal Services:
Motorists are advised there is now access to Corin Forest mountain recreation area following work this morning to clear snow from Corin Road. Corin Road has now reopened to traffic through to the Square rock car park in Namadgi.
Boboyan Road has also reopened following the melting of snow.
Bendora Road, [...]
This in from Territory and Municipal Services:
Canberra residents are urged to exercise caution, particularly on rural roads, due to the wet weather and snow. Bendora Road and Mt Franklin Road from Piccadilly Circus have both been closed for safety reasons, with other roads likely to close.
Residents wanting to experience the snow first-hand are strongly [...]
We’re getting a lot of reports of snow coming in.
If you get a picture be sure to send it in to email@example.com .
Above the view from The Eagle’s Nest.
Below a slideshow of reader submitted photos.
Also this video rather captures the mood of the city:
More video by Danman:
This warning from the Bureau:
Issued at 10:57 am EST [...]
Territory and Municipal Services have felt moved to let you all know how to get up in the mountains without endangering yourselves or others:
“Many local families want to experience the snow first hand. Unfortunately our unsealed rural roads aren’t designed to take the large volumes of traffic during the snow season.
“The Corin Forest Mountain Recreation [...]
Jivrashia has sent in this picture of the snow in the Brindabellas with this cautionary tale:
Thought I should share this as the Brindabella range is currently covered in thick snow and anyone attempting to trek through it should be well equipped.
The picture is along the Stockyard Spur trail, leading to Mt. Franklin Rd.
It seems that [...]
From The Eagle’s Nest we’re casting our beady eyes over the ranges of the Brindabellas and can see no sign of snow.
But the ABC has pictures of snow from surrounding parts of NSW so who are we to argue?
And to think the weather last week almost felt summery.
Anyone else seeing it?
Rodent went up Mt Franklin Road two weeks ago to check out the snow and sent in these pictures and an account of the experience:
This is the walk from before the Mt Aggie gate (not sure what called) up to Mt Ginini along Mt Franklin road… because when we went up (7.30am) the gates were [...]
Trying to get meaningful information about snow up in the hills around Canberra is quite difficult. However a few weeks ago I went for a walk from Corin Dam up to the hill there and there was a few inches of snow up the top. Quite pretty. That’s all I wanted. I was happy.
However, I [...]
“The good thing about Canberra is that it’s so close to the snow” – Some jerk.
As far as back-handed compliments go, this is one of the best, but let not that proud Canberran rage get in the way of you and the snow!
We are a mere 3 hour drive from a type of cold that [...]
Hi! I am a newcomer in Canberra. We would really like to go see the snow this month.
What would be the best place to go? I heard about Thredbo and Perisher. We are not looking to ski but just to have some fun family time, playing in the snow.
Is the trip advisable by [...]
Territory And Municipal Services are warning of road closures in the mountains.
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Boboyan Road and Corin Dam Road (between Corin Dam and the Square Rock car park) are closed until further notice due to adverse weather conditions.
Barriers as well as warning and diversion signs [...]
The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of a blizzard to hit “parts of the Australian Capital Territory” tonight and tommorrow.
On the other hand last week they forecast this would happen last night and we haven’t seen a blizzard yet.
Somehow it always warms the heart to see the ranges all dusted in powder.
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Territory And Municipal Services has the very exciting news that snowfall has closed roads in the mountains!
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Brindabella Road, Mt Franklin Road and Bendora Road are closed until further notice due to snow fall.
UPDATE: We’ve just had this in:
Boboyan Road is now also closed [...]
I have some friends visiting from QLD in a few weeks and they are hoping to pop down to the snow for an overnight trip.
They are a middle aged couple who have never seen snow, so they aren’t particularly interested in skiing or any other ‘adventure’ type activities.
They’re more just looking for somewhere [...]
ACT Policing and NSW Police will again join forces to target speeding, drink-driving and driver fatigue over the June long weekend as motorists head to the snowfields for the start of the 2011 ski season.
Officers from both police jurisdictions gathered today (Thursday, June 9) at the ACT/NSW border to help publicise the “Operation Snow Safe” [...]
Dannybear has sent this one in from Corin Dam with this note:
took this one today at corin dam, theres snow vissible on the mountain at the back (bit hard to see) possibly the first snow of the season in canberra?
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