People reminded to chill as cold front hits Blue Mountains

With a series of cold fronts predicted to hit NSW bringing high wind, rain and snow authorities are reminding people to think carefully about the need to travel for their safety.

Blue haze over Grose Valley, Blue Mountains national Park, view from Govett's Leap lookout, Blackheath

Many national parks including Abercrombie River, Kanangra Boyd, Turon and Marrangaroo may be affected by heavy rain and snow in places as the fronts pass through.

This means many river-crossings will likely be higher than normal and combined with cold and icy conditions people are being urged to consider their need to travel.

For information on The Kanangra Walls Road in Kanangra Boyd National Park people should use the Oberon Council Facebook and website for latest details.

Roads are likely to be slippery and depending on temperatures these might also become icy and hazardous.

If people do decide to visit a national park they need to drive to the conditions.

  • Check the park web site if you are planning to visit before you leave home for latest access details – noting conditions can also change between when leave home and arrive at your destination.
  • Four-wheel-drives are best suited for driving in snow and ice conditions.
  • Check weather and road conditions before you leave home.
  • Leave plenty of time for the return trip in daylight hours.
  • Pack additional warm clothing and extra food and water.
  • Tell someone where you're going and when you'll be back.

For more information about snow safety, visit Alpine safety