Roads and Maritime Service's Transport for NSW have warned residents to take care in alpine areas as NSW school holidays draw to and end.
Transport for NSW's Brendon James said families departing the alpine region should plan their trip.
"End of school holidays is a high risk time on Alpine roads, with large volumes of traffic, greater fatigue and unfamiliar conditions," Mr James said.
"Motorists also need to take care when driving at night, dawn or dusk, and be aware of black ice which is difficult to see and can remain on the road even during fine days.
"It's especially important to stay alert for wildlife on the road, especially at dusk.
"Drive to the conditions, plan ahead and allow additional travel time to ensure everyone gets to their destination safely and efficiently."
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Transport for NSW has put together some top tips to help the whole family get home safely.
- Check your car is ready for the journey home - this includes checking tyres and air pressure, engine oil, lights and brakes.
- Drive to the conditions - limit your braking on icy roads so you don't spin and always keep a safe distance from the car in front.
- Rest and then rest some more. It's important that you use rest stops and be aware of fatigue, especially if you've got up extra early to try to beat the traffic. It's better to arrive home late and safe, than not at all.
More information is available to plan a safe trip to the snow at rms.nsw.gov.au/snowdriving.
For the latest traffic updates call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.
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