UPDATE: Stanthorpe residents woke up to find their town covered in snow this morning.

For many young children it was their first time to see snow.

Locals and tourists are getting up early to enjoy conditions.

 

Police are warning residents to take care on the roads and the New England Highway is closed in both directions between Glenn Innes and Armidale due to ice and snow on the highway.

There are also some roads closed around Stanthorpe.

Sandra McEwan took this photo of a horse covered in snow.
Sandra McEwan took this photo of a horse covered in snow.

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EARLIER: Residents in Stanthorpe have reported snowfall in the town.

Sandra McEwan told APN it was snowing "properly" in Stanthorpe which is located near the NSW border.

"Everything is thickly covered at Amiens, amazing," she said.

"It's not just a dusting, this is thick."

Snow video Stanthorpe QLD this morning! ❄️❄️❄️

Posted by Higgins Storm Chasing on Thursday, 16 July 2015

About half an inch has fallen so far.

Police confirmed the downfall tweeting, "It's snow joke, officers in Stanthorpe have just called us to let us know that its' snowing! Pls take care on the roads!"

Yesterday forecasters said there was a good chance southern Queensland could experience a second dump of snow in a week.

The Bureau of Meteorology says snow-like weather could fall in places above 600 metres above sea level.

 


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