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WHITE OUT: Snowfall in Oberon on Tuesday morning. Photo: MAUREEN LAWSON
WHITE OUT: Snowfall in Oberon on Tuesday morning. Photo: MAUREEN LAWSON

SNOW was predicted for some parts of the region and it certainly delivered for residents in Oberon.

They awoke to a blanket of white with snow falling steadily on Tuesday morning. 

The mercury remained at just 1.7 degrees at 8am in Oberon, while it was a little warmer in Orange at 2.2 degrees and even warmer in Bathurst with 3.7.

Areas further west were warmer with six degrees in Dubbo, 6.4 in Parkes, 6.8 in Mudgee and 7.6 in Forbes.,

Oberon Council has issued an alert via its Facebook page for motorists that Edith Road has been closed due to snow and ice.

“Motorists are advised that many of the smaller roads may not have been inspected,” the alert stated.

“Motorists are advised to use extreme caution in particular being mindful of black ice and to drive to the conditions they encounter.”

Meanwhile, a severe weather warning remains in place for southern parts of the region including Oberon and areas south of Lithgow on Tuesday morning due to a cold front that has been reinforced by a trough passing to the south.

Damaging winds will average 50 to 65km/h, with peak gusts reaching around 90km/h possible.

Winds are expected to ease later in the day.

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