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Bad Weather, School Canceled in East Iceland

By Iceland Review

School has been canceled in parts of East Iceland, including in Eskifjörður, Seyðisfjörður and Neskaupstaður due to bad weather and difficult driving conditions.

A strong gale is raging in Northeast, East and Southeast Iceland with snow showers and snow in North and East Iceland. A gale is also forecast for South Iceland tomorrow.

Road conditions map for Iceland, December 15, 2014

Road conditions today.

The mountain passes across Fjarðarheiði, between Seyðisfjörður and Egilsstaðir, and in Fagridalur, leading from Egilsstaðir to Fjarðabyggð are closed. Local search and rescue teams have been driving people from essential services such as healthcare to work and have also delivered food to the elderly.

Continued subzero temperatures are forecast across the country, becoming slightly warmer tomorrow.

In Akureyri, conditions are fair but police advise people to travel by bus or on foot, ruv.is reports.

Clearing of snow in Akureyri cost ISK 2.5-3 million (USD 20,200-24,000, EUR 16,200-19,500) in a 24-hour period to Saturday afternoon. Since the beginning of winter, snow clearing and street maintenance costs have totaled more than ISK 100 million. An additional ISK 40 million in funding for snow clearing has been approved by the Akureyri Town Council.

Check weather updates on vedur.is and road conditions on vegag.is.

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