Heavy snowfall slowed down morning traffic in the capital area today, causing a four-car pileup and more than a dozen other minor traffic accidents. No serious injuries have been reported. Snow and gale conditions are expected across South and East Iceland this evening and throughout the day tomorrow.
A yellow weather alert is in effect in the Reykjavík capital area and West Iceland. While weather will improve in both areas early tomorrow morning, the storm will move east across the country throughout Friday, affecting South and East Iceland as well as the Highland. The worst conditions will be in Southwest Iceland tonight, where an orange alert has been issued from 6.00pm this evening until midnight. Blowing snow, limited visibility, and gale or severe gale conditions can be expected in these areas.
Travellers are advised to check road and travel conditions before setting out.