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Crazy Weather Attacks Again

Iceland has had more than its fair share of damaging storms this winter, with yet another battering the country yesterday and continuing to cause trouble today.

Reykjavík city workers say they have seldom seen the roads slipperier than this morning and are warning motorists and pedestrians to take extra care as they work on gritting the roads.

Yesterday afternoon saw busy roads in southwest Iceland closed to traffic because of the high winds and a truck blown over onto its side on the Reykjanesbraut highway, which was itself not closed due to the weather. There were cars stuck on mountain roads and it was a busy afternoon for rescue workers.

All domestic flights were canceled yesterday afternoon and evening but are running to schedule so far today, with the exception of flights to Ísafjörður, which are still under consideration. Similarly, the roads in the southwest are all open again, although it remains very windy in places. There are difficult driving conditions in the Westfjords, and Steingrímsfjarðarheiði is impassable.

Also in the Westfjords, inhabitants of 13 houses Patreksfjörður were once again evacuated due to the risk of avalanche, but that evacuation order was canceled early this morning and people allowed to return home.

There is not much relief forecast for tomorrow, with the wind turning southeast, but likely remaining storm force.

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