IT may not have fallen in the quantity many were hoping, and it didn’t really settle in the city, but there was still plenty of fun to be had in the snow on Friday morning.
According to weatherzone.com.au the overnight temperature in Orange fell to -1 degree Celsius.
At 9am that had risen to 2.5 degrees, although it “feels like” -2.4 degrees, according to the weather site.
Most of the snow fell on the higher ground outside the city, especially near Mount Canobolas.
Cabonne Council is advising people thinking of heading up the mountain that access roads will remain close don Friday.
In a statement released on Friday morning, Cabonne Council said a further inspection will be held on Friday afternoon to reassess the situation and determine whether the roads can be reopened.
The boom gates have been closed to help ensure motorists are not at risk of an accident or being stranded on the mountain.
“Cabonne Council’s priority is the safety of all road users. It will endeavour to open the roads should conditions allow it,” the statement said.
“If snow or ice make conditions dangerous, the boom gates on the access roads will stay closed.
“Drivers are reminded it is an offence to drive past a road-closed sign.”
Central Western Daily readers took the above photos on Friday morning and posted them on our Facebook page.