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Road Closures Across West Iceland As Extreme Weather Continues

Major routes across Southwest Iceland and the Westfjords are closed due to stormy weather conditions. A yellow weather alert is in effect throughout the day in Southwest and West Iceland, the Reykjavík capital area, and the Westfjords. Travel in those regions is discouraged.

Easterly winds reaching speeds of 15-20 metres per second are forecasted in the Westfjords today, carrying blowing snow and causing poor visibility. Conditions are expected to worsen tomorrow morning in the region. In the Breiðafjörður region, West Iceland, stormy conditions will moderate during the night but worsen again tomorrow morning. In the Faxaflói region, wind gusts could reach speeds of 35 metres per second, making driving hazardous, and waves along the shoreline could reach 10-12 metres.

In the Reykjavík capital area, conditions are expected to improve after noon today, and in Southwest Iceland by around 4:00 PM. The Ring Road is closed between Reykjavík and Hveragerði, South Iceland. Readers can monitor weather conditions on the Icelandic Met Office website. And road conditions on road.is.

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