From Iceland — Storm Approaching North Iceland, South Iceland Route Closed

Storm Approaching North Iceland, South Iceland Route Closed

Published February 23, 2022

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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South Iceland might finally be out of the woods for the time being following yesterday’s massive storm, albeit not without significant property damage left in its wake, but there are still some difficulties left to contend with.

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RÚV reports that Hellisheiði–the route leading from the capital area into Hveragerði and points further south and east–is closed for the time being due to snow. Readers are advised to stay updated by checking before getting behind the wheel and ending up stuck in traffic and poor conditions.

In other news, a storm is about to bear down on northwest Iceland, starting at noon today. An orange alert has been issued for the Westfjords and the north coast of Snæfellsnes, where winds from 18 to 25 metres per second with blowing snow can be expected.

Across North Iceland, a yellow alert is in place, where winds and blowing snow could reach from 13 to 23 metres per second.

In all cases, poor visibility can be expected and traveling is inadvisable. As always, check with before venturing out onto the roads.

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