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Route One Closed at Jökulsárlón

A section of the Ring Road is closed in Southeast Iceland due to weather conditions. The section, which runs through Breiðamerkursandur between Jökulsá and Kvíá rivers, was closed just after 3.00pm today due to strong winds. There is a yellow weather alert currently active in the region.

While conditions in Southeast Iceland should improve briefly on Tuesday morning, more storm conditions are expected across the southern half of the country on Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday. A yellow weather warning has been issued from the south coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula, across the capital area, Southwest Iceland, and the entire south coast of the country from Tuesday afternoon. The storm will slowly move east across Iceland, lasting until late Wednesday morning.

Readers in the UK will have a chance to experience the storm for themselves later this week when it is expected to bring snow, rain, and strong winds to the country.

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