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Mudslides hit farm in north Iceland

By Iceland Review

Two mudslides hit a farm called Graenuhlíd in Eyjafjardarsveit near Akureyri in northeast Iceland this morning. One of the mudslides hit the residential house and outhouses, but no one was harmed.

The mudslides came twenty minutes apart. The latter one, which hit the house, blocked a 100-meter long part of the road leading from the farm. Mbl.is reports.

The residents, a couple and their child, managed to cross the mud on a tractor and reach the neighboring farm safely. The condition of the animals at Graenuhlíd is not known.

Other mudslides have fallen in the area, hindering traffic, but so far no accidents have been reported. Police have closed several roads in Eyjafjardarsveit until experts can determine whether they are safe.

The weather conditions in northeast Iceland have been very wet lately. Water has flooded the streets of Akureyri and members of the local fire department are busy with pumping water out of cellars.

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