More than 12 centimetres of snow has fallen at the Great Lake on Sunday.
Tasmania Police has asked motorists to avoid the Central Highlands because of heave snow fall.
At about 1.45pm, no weather related incidents had been reported to police.
- Highland Lakes Road at Blackburn Creek to the intersection to Liffey/Golden Valley (Riversdale Road)
- Tunbridge Teir Road at Interlaken
- Poatina Road from Poatina Village to Highland Lakes Road
- Lakes Secondary Road from Miena to Golden Valley
- Liena Road, Mole Creek
- Dove Lake Road (from the rangers station to Dove Lake) – 4WD only
- Belvoir Road from the Murchison Highway to Cradle Mountain Road (Learys Corner) – 4WD only
- Lyell Highway, Mt Arrowsmith – Open but has ‘slushy’ ice on road, proceed with caution
Further information about road closures can be found on the Tasmania Police website under the community alerts section.
In the state’s North-West, a damaging wind alert and severe weather warnings have also been issued.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued the North-West Coast and King Island regions with the warning.
Winds are expected to moderate slightly on Sunday evening.
Locations which may be affected include Burnie, Currie, Smithton, Whitemark, Strahan, Queenstown, Zeehan, Bothwell, Tarraleah, Geeveston, Dover and Huonville.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Supervise children closely.
- Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
- Manage pets and livestock.
- Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment.
- Be prepared in case of power outages and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004.
- Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving.
Sunrise capturing a snow-topped kunanyi/Mt Wellington. A cold, windy and showery day expected across much of Tasmania today, with snow expected to around 600 metres in the south this morning, gradually rising. #Tasmania#Snowpic.twitter.com/lxqEQCVXvn— Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania (@BOM_Tas) 7 July 2018
Tasman Island recorded the highest wind gusts in the last 12 hours when it reached 126km/h.
Cape Grim, Maatsuyker Island, Cape Bruny, Mount Read, Hartz and Scotts Peak, and Flinders Island also recorded winds of above 100km/h.
Severe Weather Warning continues for #Tasmania for damaging winds, expected to ease this evening. Highest wind gusts in the last 12 hours: 126km/h Tasman Is, 120km/h Cape Grim, 117 Maatsuyker Is and Cape Grim, 113 Cape Bruny, 106 Mt Read, Hartz and Scotts Peak, 100 Flinders Is.— Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania (@BOM_Tas) 8 July 2018