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Snow on the retreat

Although this week's snowfalls are over, deep drifts are still giving search and rescue services a busy time.

Two people had to be escorted to safety at Liaweenee early this morning from a car which became snowbound on Highland Lakes Road last night.

A helicopter team also saved a man from the Kia Ora hut on the Overland track after he'd been trapped there for four days.

The man used an emergency beacon to raise the alarm when his food started running out; he's now safe and well.

A road weather alert remains in force for ice and snow around the state.

The drifts trapped a semi trailer on the Murchison Highway between Que River and the Cradle Mountain turnoff, but it was freed this morning. 

 

The following closures apply as of 9 am, courtesy of police.tas.gov.au:

 

 

Southern Roads Closed

Pinnacle Rd Mt Wellington closed intersection Bracken Lane

Gordon River Rd from Maydena to Strathgordon

Lake Dobson Rd

Lake Sorell Road

Marlborough Road Bronte to Miena

Huon Road from Lower Longley to Grays Road

Pelverata Road

Lyell Highway from Wayatinah to Derwent Bridge

Highland Lakes Road from Golden Valley to Miena

 

Western Roads Closed

Belvoir Road from Murchison Highway to Cradle Mountain.

Northern Roads Closed

Marlborough Rd Bronte to Miena

Tunbridge Tier Road

Lemon Thyme Road from Lemonthyme to Olivers Road.

Mersey Forest Road, from Lake Parangana closed for about 1 week

 

Southern Roads – 4wd ONLY

Lovely Banks Road

Collinsvale Road Collins Cap to Lyell Highway

Lakes Secondary Road (Highland Lakes Rd) Bothwell to Miena

 

 

Western Roads – 4wd ONLY

Lyell Highway between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge

Anthony Link Road from Queenstown to Tullah

Northern Roads – 4wd only

Poatina Road between Poatina to Highland Lakes Road

 

OPEN WITH CAUTION

Olivers Tourist Road – Liena (Mersey Forest Rd) to Cethana

Mole Creek Main Road – Liena (Mersey Forest Road) to Olivers Tourist Road – tree and snow clearing commenced – trees and saplings debris along the sides of the road – HAZARD

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