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
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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