Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 10:40 am Tuesday, 11 September 2018.

A cold front and associated trough will approach the state's west generating a vigorous northwesterly flow. This front is expected to cross the southwest later today, reaching southern coastal parts Wednesday morning before slipping south during the day.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 125 km/h are likley for alpine areas above 1900 metres from later this afternon. Winds are expected to ease following the passage of the front during Wednesday morning.
Blowing snow or BLIZZARDs are possible for alpine areas above 1800 metres. The National Parks Service of NSW recommends that people consider postponing back country travel until conditions improve.

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo Top Station and Charlotte Pass.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.