Saturday, August 8, 2015

Update on getting to the snow

Oldina Ski Club members at work digging out the ski tow rope at Mt Mawson
VOLUNTEERS have been working hard to make sure the Mt Field snow experience is as good as possible for everyone making their way up to Mt Mawson this weekend.

Oldina Ski Club members hiked up the mountain last night and their main task has been to dig out the ski tow which has been buried under metres of snow.

Meanwhile, snow and fallen trees have been cleared from the Lake Dobson Rd, which Tasmania Police advise is now open - but only to four-wheel-drives fitted with chains.

Chains must be fitted at the bottom of the mountain, near the Mt Field Visitor Centre. There is no access to the snow in 2WD vehicles even if they have chains fitted.

Rangers will be controlling access to the mountain, and all vehicles will need a current Parks Pass, which can be obtained from the Vistor Centre.

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service says anyone planning on visiting the snow at Mt Field should check or call 6288 1149 for up-to-date conditions. All facilities at the base of the mountain are open.

The Gordon River Rd beyond Maydena is open to 4WD only, with extreme care.

Local Road Closure Status – Saturday 08 Aug 15 at 1pm

Effected By Ice (use extreme caution)

Lake St Clair Rd from Derwent Bridge to Lake St Clair.
Lakes Secondary Rd (Highland Lakes Rd) Bothwell to Miena

Lake Dobson Road open to 4 x 4 vehicles ONLY

4wd ONLY (use extreme caution)

Collinsvale Rd, Collins Cap
Marlborough Rd, Bronte to Miena

Gordon River Rd from Maydena to Strathgordon

Check the full Tasmania Police Community Alerts page for updated road closures.

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