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Snowstorm in North Iceland

On Þverárfjall mountain pass between Blönduós and Sauðárkrókur, Northwest Iceland, a search and rescue team drove off the road in a severe blizzard which hit the region today.

snowdrift-northeast_psArchive photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

The police in Blöndós and Ólafsfjörður in the Eyjafjörður region have issued a warning that road conditions can be hazardous because of the heavy wind and snowfall in North Iceland today, mbl.is reports.

The road leading from Bjarnafjörður north to Árneshreppur in the West Fjords’ Strandir region has been closed.

Late last night, several candidates from the Progressive Party got stuck on that road after a meeting with local voters about the road conditions in the area, as parliamentarian Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson wrote on Facebook.

The conditions on the Ring Road are fine from the southern part of the East Fjords and all the way to Reykjavík but travelers can expect snowfall from Höfn to Eyjafjallajökull in South Iceland later today.

It’s currently clear skies in the capital and 0°C (32°F). The weather forecast remains poor for North and East Iceland until tomorrow.

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