29 May 2022

Police warn snow fun can turn risky on the roads

| Kim Treasure
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The snow-capped Brindabellas taken from Kambah with the Murrumbidgee Golf Course in the foreground. Photo: Terry Cunningham.

With a winter blast headed our way tomorrow, ACT Policing is urging drivers to take extra care on the roads as the long weekend wraps up.

A strong cold front, including thunderstorms and high winds, is forecast to push through the ACT region on Monday night (30 May), prompting police to issue a warning.

Snowfalls are expected down to 1000m late on Monday and Tuesday.

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While early winter falls are good news for skiers and boarders, they can play havoc on the roads. In similar conditions in the past drivers have required the assistance of emergency services in parts of the Brindabella Mountains, when they have become stuck following early season snowfalls.

An ACT Policing spokesperson reminded drivers that snowy conditions would make it harder to control their vehicles.

“Please consider your plans to travel to these areas to view snow falls,” the spokesperson said.

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“Police also remind motorists that while seeing snow in person can be a fun and exciting experience, driving in snowy conditions can be dangerous even for experienced drivers.

“When you head to the snow ill-equipped you put yourself and other road users at risk and can put undue pressure on emergency services.”

For more information on driving to the conditions visit the ACT Policing website.


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