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Road updates after Orange’s heavy snow

As yesterday’s snow clears many of the roads impacted by the conditions have re-opened. This post will be updated throughout the day.

Conditions will change throughout the day. Please check the latest information in updates at the top of the page.
For the latest information, check Live Traffic.
Council crews were busy earlier this morning spreading salt on roads and footpaths around the inner city, after the risk last night’s freezing temperatures could turn much of the slush into slippery black ice.
Drivers should expect the roads to be slippery, so slow down, allow plenty of time to get to work and drive to the conditions.
Pedestrians, in particular, should be super careful as they walk around the city today, as ice has formed on footpaths as well as roads.
Airport
Orange Airport has re-opened for flights today. Regional Express and Link Airways will be flying into Orange this morning, but arrivals will be delayed due to fog in Sydney. There is no Qantas flight today. Contact your airline directly for further information.
Roads:
There are two roads closed towards Mt Canobolas today (Friday) while crews clear fallen trees.
  • Cargo Road has re-opened for traffic.
  • Pinnacle Rd is closed at Shiralee Rd
  • Canobolas Rd is closed at Mt Pleasant Lane
Be careful with ‘black ice’ on roads and footpaths. Please drive to the conditions.
Parks:
Cook Park and the Cemetery are open after they were closed yesterday because snow laden branches were posing a safety issue.
The Adventure playground remains closed today (Friday) while crews clean up the area and complete minor repairs. It’s expected it will re-open tomorrow.
The Botanic Gardens remains closed today while staff remove fallen branches, assess the damage to trees and the risk of more branches falling.
Orange Botanic Gardens; Picture by Nigel Hobden

Orange Botanic Gardens: Picture by Nigel Hobden

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