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Search and Rescue Teams Aid Snowbound Drivers

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.

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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.

Also in Akranes in the west and Varmahlíð in the north search and rescue teams were called out due to vehicles getting stuck in snow; one in each region.

Click here to see photos and read more about snowbound commuters in Reykjavík in late December and here to read about tourists who became stuck in snow while observing the northern lights.

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