A level of uncertainty due to avalanche risk was declared in the East Fjords yesterday. The Icelandic Met Office and the Civil Protection Department reevaluated the situation last night and are closely monitoring developments.
The weather is dismal in the region, stormy conditions and heavy snowfall. Avalanches have fallen in the mountains. Snow covers in towns are half-frozen and unstable, ruv.is reports.
The towns Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Neskaupstaður and Seyðisfjörður are subject to the uncertainty level, particularly the last two. However, no decisions have been made on evacuation.
In Seyðisfjörður, people have been snowed in since Saturday evening as the mountain pass across Fjarðarheiði is impassable.
Weather-bound, the band held another concert in town yesterday.
Employees of the Icelandic Road Administration have been working on clearing the road to Seyðisfjörður since 2 am but according to mbl.is, it will still take hours before it can open.