Snow has continued to fall throughout the weekend with more than 35cm falling¬†in the last week. A cruel twist from Mother Nature¬†for most, but one that is¬†being enjoyed by those who are putting the effort in to hike and earn their turns.
Although the¬†winter season¬†has officially come to a close and the legal¬†requirement to carry chains now does not apply, we still recommend, due to the snow falling in recent days, that 2WD vehicles at least carry snowchains.
Road users should be aware that chain fitting status signs¬†are NOT currently displayed¬†and therefore drivers should¬†use their own¬†discretion¬†to fit chains¬†if they feel¬†necessary.
It is not recommended to tow¬†trailers¬†or caravans when there is snow predicted. Please check weather conditions before you¬†commence your journey across Hotham. The snowfalls are forecast to finish up later today and the week ahead looks like a sunny one.
For more information and updates on road conditions call VicRoads on 13 11 70.
Updated at 7.35pm, Sunday 2 October 2011.
2 October 2011