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Heavy Snowfall Disrupts Traffic in East Iceland

Many streets in towns across East Iceland were impassable today still due to a blizzard which hit the region yesterday afternoon. Many schools in the region were closed today.

Search and rescue association Jökull attempted to put up a closure sign on the road across Háreksstaðaleið yesterday but the sign blew off and broke into pieces.

The driver of a snow plough informed Jökull of foreign tourists who had run into trouble on Möðrudalsheiði mountain pass. They managed to accompany two cars into town but three cars had to be left behind, ruv.is reports.

A bus driving employees of aluminum smelter Alcoa between Reyðarfjörður and Egilsstaðir yesterday ran off the road in Fagridalur. The passengers escaped unharmed and were taken back to Reyðarfjörður.

Iceland Review editor and photographer Páll Stefánsson, who is traveling in East Iceland today, said that there is an incredible amount of snow in the region but that main roads have been cleared and are open.

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