Snow covers parts of New South Wales

  • 13/07/2015

Snow is causing damage to houses and pulling down trees in New South Wales, as part of the Australian state is hit by a cold front.

Emergency services have been called out to help residents in Oberon and Bathurst where roofs have been damaged by snow and ice.

Both Oberon and Bathurst are expected to hit 0degC tonight, according to Weatherzone.

It is estimated to hit -1degC in Canberra tonight and may get as low as -4degC on Wednesday.

State Emergency Service Region Controller Craig Ronan told ABC most roads in the area were open but drivers were urged to take care.

"The roads are slowly reopening as the weather improves," he said. "It'll probably ease this afternoon but again if we get rainfall overnight, it'll be likely we see more snow in the Oberon area again overnight."

Marco Spadaccini from the Transport Management Centre is warning of black ice on the roads.

"The advice is to exercise caution, definitely take care because there are lots of roads [where] there could be black ice," Mr Spadaccini told ABC.

"You can't actually see that the road is slippery and as soon as you hit your brakes, that traction isn't there."

Scott Keelan from the Northern Tablelands Rural Fire Service says the snow hasn't deterred some people from having fun in Glen Innes.

"There are a few people throwing snowballs but most of that activity is over now and everyone is inside in front of the fire," he said.

It is expected to drop down to -3degC in Glen Innes this evening and may even go as low as -5degC on Wednesday.

Excited NSW locals have been posting images of snow-covered areas and videos of wildlife trudging through the frost on social media.

Weatherzone is warning sheep graziers in NSW of cold temperatures, showers and strong winds that could harm livestock exposed to the conditions.

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