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Ice and Snow Falling from Rooftops

After extreme cold and snowfall in Iceland over the last few weeks, temperatures have begun rising again, causing ice and snow to loosen and fall from rooftops, RÚV reports. 

People are asked to stay safe and under no circumstances should they try to go up on their roofs in attempts to remove the snow and ice.

An ice-filled gutter came loose in Hlíðar recently, causing the ice to fall to the ground, completely demolishing a wooden park bench sitting beneath.

“There’s an awful lot of ice on the city’s rooftops and most of it will eventually come down,” says Sigrún A. Þorsteinsdóttir, specialist in preventive measures for insurance agency VÍS. She says it’s important that people be mindful of what rests beneath rooftops and gutters. “People should definitely not go up on their roofs and get themselves in trouble, but they still need to react. They should seal off danger areas, if they find way to get the snow and ice down from the roofs.”

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