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Road to South Iceland Highland Resort Repaired

On Tuesday, road construction workers began repairing the road to Thórsmörk, a highland valley in south Iceland, which was torn up by the flooding caused by the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull glacier.

Thórsmörk is popular among hikers. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Bjarni Jón Finnsson, operating manager at the Road Administration, told Morgunbladid that he expects that the work will be completed before the weekend.

However, the stretch of the road that leads past the Gígjökull sub-glacier is still in a defined danger zone and it hasn’t been decided when the road to Thórsmörk will be opened to general traffic.

Kjartan Thorkelsson, district commissioner of Hvolsvöllur, said once the road has become passable it will be determined in cooperation with geoscientists whether it is safe to open it to the public.

The Ring Road by the Markarfljót bridge will also be repaired soon. Gaps were made in the road by the bridge to save the bridge from the flooding.

The road is passable now with temporary repairs. It is expected that the road will be repaved by June at the latest.

Click here to read more about the road to Thórsmörk and here to read other eruption-related news.

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