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Ring Road to North Iceland Reopens

The mountain pass across Holtavörðuheiði connecting West and North Iceland was cleared this morning. The road, which is part of Ring Road 1, had been impassable for 24 hours. Öxnadalsheiði mountain pass between Northwest and Northeast Iceland was also closed for a while but reopened for well-equipped vehicles yesterday evening.

The snowstorm has also interrupted domestic flights. There had been no flights from Reykjavík to Akureyri for 48 hours but flights will resume today. Eagle Air is also planning flights to Vestmannaeyjar and Gjögur. There have been no flights to the remote West Fjords community for a week, ruv.is reports.

The Icelandic Met Office warns that the weather will deteriorate in Northwest Iceland again tonight. Precipitation and poor road conditions are forecast. It is expected that roads will quickly become impassable again.

There are currently icy and snowy road conditions in most parts of the country. For updates, go to vegag.is and to vedur.is for weather forecasts.

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