Snow blankets large areas of slopes and tablelands

Snow event through middle of NSW not seen for two decades

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Cold enough for kangaroos to freeze! Picture by The Land's editor Andrew Norris of a snowy sculpture in Orange.

Cold enough for kangaroos to freeze! Picture by The Land's editor Andrew Norris of a snowy sculpture in Orange.

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Polar blast sees snow up length of NSW tablelands I Photos

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Even kangaroos turned into snowy frozen forms (see above) as a polar blast through much of central NSW saw snow fall in areas not seen in such amounts for up to two decades.

It was still snowing in Orange this morning after almost a day of snow falls on and off from Friday night through Saturday as a series of cold fronts swept the state.

Tumut saw its heaviest snowfalls in two decades while places such as Cootamundra also reported snow.

The snow flurries went all the way north of Armidale at Guyra on Sunday morning.

There weren't too many places on the Tablelands that didn't get some type of fall. The Snowy Mountains saw over a metre of snow with blizzards and the Brindabellas around Canberra were blanketed. Snow fell as low as 300m in many areas.

Many roads around Oberon were closed, while this morning part of the Great Western Highway was closed between Raglan and Wallerawang as more snow was dumped in the Bathurst region. Orange had its biggest snowfalls in over four years.

Meanwhile, a fire threatened landholders near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast while there were also fires near Grafton as strong winds fanned the blazes.

Related: While southern NSW labours under snow, fires threaten farms in the north

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