Snow, ice close roads across Tasmania

Ice and snow falls have forced the closure of a number of roads across the state.

Tasmania Police say that all roads above 200 metres today will be affected and are likely to be dangerous in parts - particularly on the North-West, western, Central Plateau, midlands, East Coast, the upper Derwent Valley and South-Eastern districts.

Police urge motorists to use caution on all elevated roads today.


  • Lyell Highway closed between Wayatinah and Mount Arrowsmith (from Queenstown/Lake Burbury). (re-assess 8am 11/8)
  • Cradle Mountain Road, Dove Lake to Ranger Station is closed due to snow.
  • Pinnacle Road, Mt Wellington is closed at the Springs.


  • Huon Highway at Vince’s Saddle, open to all traffic with caution.  Snow slush around intersection with Huon Road.
  • Nichols Rivulet Road,  snow and ice on road.  Open to traffic, proceed  with caution.
  • 4WD vehicles access only for Highlands Lakes Road and Poatina Roads due to snow falls.
  • 4WD with chains only access to Lake Dobson Road
  • 4WD and 2wd with chains only access to Belvoir Road from Murchison Highway turnoff through to Cradle Mountain
  • Cradle Mountain Road from Moina to Cradle Mountain, accessible to 4WD and 2WD with chains.
  • Arthur Hwy, Tasman Peninsula. Caution snow falling on the roads.
  • Midland Hwy,  Oatlands to Campbelltown, snow falling on high points.
  • 4WD vehicles access only for Cradle Development Road.


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