NSW Residents Are Enjoying Mountains Of Snow
Residents in the Snowy and Blue Mountains regions are reveling in a winter wonderland, thanks to significant snow overnight.
Ski resort town Thredbo gas dubbed the snow quality on Saturday "exceptional", while the streets of Katoomba are filled with sleds instead of cars.
A late Friday snowstorm across New South Wales' mountain regions provided plenty of white magic, which the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has predicted will continue the entire weekend.
Thredbo recorded snowfalls of 15cms overnight, which took their storm tally to 117cms. More snow is predicted for the alpine village the next two days.
Towns like Katoomba and Blackheath in the Blue Mountains had up to 10cms of snow, with excited residents posting photos to social media.
Snowy Mountains resort Perisher, the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere, recorded a storm total of 90cm across the mountain.
The resort said in a release staff were "working hard" to open up lifts across Perisher, Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes and Guthega buried under the snowfall.
The Transport Management Centre have urged motorists in affected areas to slow down and follow directions of traffic crews.
A number of rail services through the Blue Mountains were also cancelled on Saturday morning.
The cold front -- a result of winds blowing from south of Tasmania -- has ensured towns in the Riverina region like Cootamundra, Adelong, Harden and Batlow have seen snowfall for the first time in decades.
Damaging wind warnings are also in place across other parts of the state, including the Central, Southern and Northern Tablelands, Hunter, South Coast and Snowy Mountains.
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