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Snow, ice: Winter wonderland breaks records and brings many smiles | Live blog

ALL SMILES: Leon Smedley was among thousands of residents who embraced the weekend's winter wonderland. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
ALL SMILES: Leon Smedley was among thousands of residents who embraced the weekend's winter wonderland. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
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THE weekend's snowfall might have brought road closures and sporting cancellations, but it also resulted in thousands of very big smiles.

A brisk cold front swept into the region on Friday and hung around until Sunday evening bringing snowfalls to high areas across the Central Tablelands.

With dozens of sporting games cancelled and roads closed, many families took the opportunity to get out and play in the snow.

VIDEO: Sunday snowfall in Yetholme

We received hundreds of photos from readers in Lithgow, Bathurst, Oberon and Orange who were out and about in the snow.

By Sunday evening an alpine alert was still in place for the Great Western Highway between Bathurst and Lithgow, while roads to Jenolan Caves were closed along with roads around Oberon.

Orange shivered through two of its coldest days on record during the weekend.

Group 10 games in Oberon and Orange were cancelled as a result of road closures and chair Linore Zamparini was hopeful the games likely to have a direct impact on the finals would be replayed mid-week.

Snow is predicted to continue until around 10pm on Sunday in areas Lithgow and Jenolan Caves.

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