Rodney and I headed off from Lismore about 9.15am. It snowed at Glen Innes during our drive south, then a heavy 10 minute snow shower occurred just south of Ben Lomond from 1.15pm. Partly sunny conditions soon melted that cover.
There following photos were taken in the Llangothlin area. There was heavy snow with large flakes from a line of wintry storms / large cumulus. We heard one thunder static on the AM radio. Cover was 3-4cm in places following this snowfall of about 30 mins.
First 2 pics are 10 mins apart
We met up with David and Chrissy from Brisbane, then drove to Ben Lomond. Another heavy snowfall occurred from 4.30 to 5pm. About 4cm of snow fell during that 30 mins. This pic taken along Inn Road.
A b-double truck jack-knifed around 5pm on the Ben Lomond Range from what we could tell on the UHF scanner. The police closed the New England Highway between Guyra and Glencoe not long after that.
We headed to Guyra for dinner and snow play. 4-5cm of dry powder snow here - awesome !
Rod and I managed to get around the road block by using dodgy (and very snowy) back roads but it added 30 mins to the trip. I think David and Chrissy had to go via Inverell to get around the accident for their drive back to Brisbane.
The snowfalls were very extensive - all the terrain (between Black Mountain and Glencoe) above 1200m was completely white with at least 4 to 5cm of snow by early evening.