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'Treacherous conditions' warning as snow blankets parts of Victoria

Heavy snowfall at the Mt Buller Ski Resort in the Victorian Alps. Thick snow was spotted at Daylesford, Hepburn, Woodend, Creswick, and the Dandenong Ranges. Source: PROGRESSIVE PR

Surprising snowfall at relatively low levels has surprised Victorians.

Early morning snow flurries have surprised and delighted Victorians but there are "treacherous" conditions in the alpine regions.

Thick snow was spotted at Daylesford, Hepburn, Woodend, Creswick, the Dandenong Ranges and Mt Macedon on Sunday morning.

"There have been snowfalls at fairly low levels, which is a little more unusual," Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Dean Steward said on Sunday.

Cold weather is expected for the rest of the weekend.
Cold weather is expected for the rest of the weekend.
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Areas as low as 400m had gotten snow dumps overnight and into Sunday morning.

"There's been a good layer of snow around," he said.

But the weather bureau can't be specific as it doesn't record snow depth.

The falls come as road closure and weather warnings remain in places across parts of the state.

Conditions in the alpine areas have been labelled as "treacherous" by VicRoads.

"Heavy snow falls and freezing temperatures have resulted in road closures and treacherous driving conditions in our Alpine areas. With little wind, snow-laden trees are falling, blocking access," a statement read.

Popular alpine resort Mount Baw Baw has been shut off, with the closures on Mount Baw Baw Tourist Road and South Face Road.

Falls come as road closure and weather warnings remain in places across parts of the state.
Falls come as road closure and weather warnings remain in places across parts of the state.
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Dangerous black ice has also been detected on parts of the Calder Freeway and Macedon-Woodend Road.

"If you're heading to mountainous areas, please drive with extreme care as you may encounter snow or black ice," VicRoads has warned.

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