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Poor Road Conditions in Southwest Iceland

The driving conditions in South and Southwest Iceland, including Suðurnes region where Keflavík International Airport is located, are currently poor with intermittent snowfall blocking visibility, snow-cover and slippery roads. Search and rescue services were called out to assist drivers this morning.

MP for the Independence Party Ásmundur Friðriksson, who lives in Suðurnes, wrote on Facebook that he had helped towing cars stuck in snowdrifts when driving through Keflavík on his way to work in Reykjavík this morning, posting pictures of stranded vehicles.

“It’s good to be up early and play a tow truck driver. Travel safely,” Ásmundur commented.

The mountain passes across Hellisheiði and Þregsli, connecting Reykjavík with South Iceland communities, were closed last night but reopened this morning, in spite of blizzard conditions. Around ten cars had to be abandoned there yesterday evening, ruv.is reports.

The conditions for traveling aren’t favorable in other regions either. In the West Fjords, roads are either closed or hardly passable, and in North Iceland, roads are slippery and covered in snow. Information on road conditions is available on vegag.is.

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