Search and rescue teams in the capital region were busy assisting commuters who were stuck in their cars after snowfall and snowdrift last night. After 1 am a number of calls for assistance started to arrive.
ICE-SAR members tow snowbound car on December 29. Photo by Sigurður Ólafur Sigurðsson. Courtesy of ICE-SAR.
Seven groups of search and rescue workers responded to their calls until 6 am this morning and towed more than 50 cars, a press release from ICE-SAR states.
One of the groups was based on the Suðurlandsvegur highway, another on Kjalarnes and the other five in the upper districts of the capital region.