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All Roads Out of Reykjavík Closed

All roads out of Iceland’s capital Reykjavík are closed due to extreme weather conditions, including Route 41, the road to Keflavík International Airport. A yellow weather alert is in effect across the country, with strong winds and snow showers expected to continue until tomorrow afternoon in most regions. Travel is discouraged across the country.

Route 41 to Keflavík Airport, Route 1 between Reykjavík and South Iceland, as well as between Reykjavík and West Iceland, Route 39 to Þorlákshöfn (Þrengslin) and routes to Þingvellir National Park are all closed as of the time of writing. Southwesterly winds between 13-20 metres per second are hitting the country, bringing snow to all regions throughout today. Conditions are expected to improve in Northeast and East Iceland this afternoon. The remaining regions of the country, however, will continue to experience high winds and snow until Friday afternoon.

Travellers can monitor road conditions on road.is.

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