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Record Number of Sheep Killed in Traffic in West Fjords

Almost 20 sheep, mostly lambs, were hit by cars in the West Fjords last week, which is the worst week in the region concerning sheep fatalities caused by traffic accidents so far this summer.

sheep_02_psPhoto: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

The police in Ísafjörður, the region’s capital, are regularly contacted because of traffic accidents involving sheep. However, in spite of their frequency and occasional damage of cars, there have been no injuries to people, visir.is reports.

Sheep roam freely in Iceland in the summer and the roads in the West Fjords are not fenced off. The police in Ísafjörður ask commuters to be careful when they spot sheep on or by the road in front of them.

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