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Icy blast for Tassie


Snow and hail are falling in Tasmania, but a severe weather warning for damaging winds has been cancelled.

Hobart City Council has closed Pinnacle Road on Mt Wellington at the Springs.

Strong and gusty west to southwesterlies are likely to continue until at least Sunday.

The Weather Bureau's Debbie Tabor says bushwalkers should pick another day, with snow down to 600 metres.

"Showers in most areas, but particularly in the western, central and southern areas and the Bass Strait Islands will continue today, light in the northeast and east; there's also some hail likely in those showers and thunderstorms for the west and south," she said. 

Image: Hail at Zeehan (Greg Sandilands)