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Icy Road Warning Throughout Country

Travelers should expect ice on all main roads in the capital area as well as on roads throughout the country, RÚV reports.

According to a forecast from the Icelandic Met Office, while snow storms are expected around most of the country this weekend, the Northeast should enjoy clear skies for the next few days, although it will get steadily colder. South and East Iceland can expect high winds and snow or sleet today, as well as rain along the coasts. Northwest Iceland will likely avoid precipitation for most of the weekend.

South and East Iceland will get warmer tomorrow, allowing for a thaw in those regions. However, a northeasterly wind on Sunday, will bring more snow and sleet, and the temperature will drop again. This will lead to roads icing over in this region.

In the West and Southwest, there will be a snowstorm tonight and considerable snow cover come tomorrow morning. West Iceland will also get a lot of snow, and road conditions will be icy. There will be considerable ice throughout the Westfjords, as well as intermittent snowstorms. North, Northeast, and East Iceland will have widespread ice. All main roads in the capital area are expected to be icy all weekend.

The icy road warning is an especially important one for drivers to heed given that icy driving conditions lead to a serious accident on the south coast only yesterday.

Drivers are reminded to check up-to-date weather conditions (in English) on the Icelandic Met Office website (here) and road conditions on the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration website (here). Safe Travel Iceland is also a valuable resource (in English, German, French, Chinese, and Icelandic) for safe driving and traveling tips, as well as important alerts.

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