SNOW has fallen in parts of the New England North West during a freezing cold start to the week.
A winter wonderland formed briefly in elevated parts of the wider Tamworth region, as snow flakes fell in places like Ben Lomond, Mt Kaputar and in between Walcha and Uralla on Monday and Tuesday.
There have been reports of a dusting of snow at Barrington Tops on Tuesday morning.
Ben Lomond, which is between Guyra and Glen Innes in the Northern Tablelands, had some large flakes fall on Monday night, creating a coating of white.
Cold conditions in parts of the region are expected to continue on Tuesday, and more snow could fall in those higher areas.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) predicted a chance of snow for the Northern Tablelands, in places more than 1100 metres above sea level and with moisture in the air.
Reports suggest the cool weather has not brought snow falls closer to home in the Nundle, Hanging Rock or Walcha areas.
Live Traffic NSW have issued an alert for traffic to be careful when travelling between Guyra and Glen Innes on the New England Highway, because of alpine and icy conditions near Ben Lomond.
The BoM forecast shows Tamworth is in for a mild rest of the week, with maximum daily temperatures in the high teens. There are possible showers on Tuesday, but no rain for the city is predicted later in the week.