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Travellers Should Expect Icy Roads

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Travellers Should Expect Icy Roads

Hellisheiði Route One

Route One over Hellisheiði heath. Photo: Golli.

Drivers should expect wintery conditions around the country, RÚV reports, particularly on highland roads. Spots of ice have formed on Route One over Hellisheiði and Þrengslavegur (Route 39) in South Iceland, as well as on Route 36 to Þingvellir National Park.

Winter has arrived to other regions of the country more decidedly. Most mountain roads in the Westfjords have some ice and snow cover and are experiencing intermittent snowstorms. Roads are icy in North Iceland as well, including around Mývatn and the road to Dettifoss (Route 862). Most highland roads are impassable and closed for the season.

The Road and Coastal Administration draws attention to maintenance work on the north end of the Hvalfjörður tunnel between Reykjavík and Borgarnes, West Iceland. The speed limit in the area has been reduced to 30km/h and drivers are requested to respect signage in the area.

Travellers in Iceland are advised to check weather and road conditions before setting out on their journey.

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