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Closure at Dettifoss

 In Nature, News

The area around Dettifoss waterfall in Vatnajökull National Park has been closed off from traffic due to flooding, according to a post on the park’s Facebook page. Thawing of ice and snow in the area have caused excessive water flow, which has now cowered road 862 that leads to the waterfall.

Furthermore a river of freshwater has formed under the snow in Sanddalur, which can create conditions life-threatening to passerby. Due to this, the area’s park ranger in cooperation with local police and The Road and Coastal Administration has decided to temporarily restrict traffic in the area.

It is unclear how long the closure will last, but back in 2016, similar conditions caused closures for up to 36 hours.

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