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Risk of Avalanche in Patreksfjörður and Ísafjörður

By Yelena

Photo: Halldór Sveinbjönsson. An avalanche in Hnífsdalur, Westfjords .

A danger phase is in effect in the towns of Patreksfjörður and Ísafjörður, in the Westfjords, due to the risk of avalanches. RÚV reports that some industrial buildings in Ísafjörður have been evacuated as well as some residential buildings in Patreksfjörður. Two farms in the northern Westfjords have also been evacuated due to the risk. Extreme weather has hit the region and blizzards and strong winds are expected to continue into tomorrow.

Read More: Avalanche Risk in the Westfjords and North Iceland

Avalanches fell in Skutulsfjörður, Álftafjörður, and Önundafjörður in the Northern Westfjords over last weekend. An avalanche fell on the barriers above Patreksfjörður last night. Avalanche expert Magni Hreinn Jónsson says more precipitation is expected in the region.

Travellers are asked to show caution and monitor road conditions on road.is.

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