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Ring road in South-East Iceland, east of Höfn, closed due to severe weather

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  • Road closed due to storm The stretch of Ring Road 1 running along the steep sides of Krossanesfjall mountain has been closed due to severe weather. Photo/IRCA

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Authority has closed a stretch of Ring Road 1 in South East Iceland due to severe weather conditions. The stretch running in Hvalnesskriður scree in the east slopes of Krossanesfjall mointain north-east of the town of Höfn í Hornafirði has been closed to all traffic. According to Police in South Iceland the storm had blown in windows in cars in the area. 

Read more: Storm warning for all of Iceland: Dangerous conditions between Keflavík airport and Reykjavík

The Icelandic Meteorological Office has issued a storm warning for all of Iceland which is in effect today and tomorrow. Travellers are adviced to show extreme caution, as the strength of individual gusts can reach hurricane force, especially along mountain sides. The most dangerous areas are, as always when storm warnings have been issued: Snæfellsnes peninsula and Hafnarfjall mountain in West Iceland, Eyjafjöll mountains and the slopes of Öræfajökull glaciers in South Iceland, but travellers should show caution in all parts of Iceland.

For an up to date weather forecast head over to the IMO.

For up to date information about road conditions, including wind-speeds and webcams, head over to the IRCA.


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