Jul 25 2016

By LOUISE AYLING

Wild winds and blizzard conditions have caused chaos in the Snowy Mountains, flooding roadways and damaging infrastructure at the region's ski resorts.

A severe weather warning was issued for the weekend with forecasts of wind gusts up to 90 kilometers an hour in parts of the alpine region.

The destructive winds caused severe damage up at Perisher Resort, with strong winds lifting the roof off a ski lodge at Guthega, while Charlotte Pass just managed to save its roof and two lodges at Perisher copped flooding from snow-melt.

Jul 20 2016

By LOUISE AYLING

Negotiations on methods to reduce traffic congestion in the Snowy Mountains are still under way, with hopes there will be money for vital upgrades in next year's state budget.

Jindabyne is notorious for congestion during the winter months, as motorists attempt to navigate through the town via access points on Kosciuszko Road and Barry Way to get to the ski fields.

Snowy Monaro Council's General Manager Joe Vescio says improved transport to the town and ski resorts is one method for reducing congestion, but it really comes down to the roads and maritime network, and state government, who are responsible for this roadway.

"The Kosciuszko road is a state road, so its an RMS responsibility and not the responsibility of council. But we understand the RMS has budgeted for the duplication of the lanes from the Barry Way roundabout the the Alpine way turnoff, which we believe will ease the congestion. I don't think it's in this year's budget, but believe it may be in next year's budget to be done," he said.

 

 

 

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