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Storm Hits Iceland, Flying Rocks in the South

A storm hit Iceland last night and search and rescue teams were called out in Reydarfjördur in the east and Hvolsvöllur in the south to prevent objects from blowing away.

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Impending snowstorm in east Iceland. The photo is not directly related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

The storm is still raging in the Eyjafjöll rural district in south Iceland and the Hvolsvöllur police warn drivers about flying rocks by the river Svadbaelisá. Search and rescue team members are assisting farmers in the area, visir.is reports.

Heavy snowfall with a strong wind from the north creating snowdrifts was reported in Akureyri in north Iceland and in the Westman Islands, off the country’s southern coast, the wind speed hit 43 meters per second on occasion. The local police had to fasten boats at the harbor so they wouldn’t come loose.

There have been no reports of serious damage or injuries but continued stormy weather is forecast for the entire country, followed by frosty temperatures and snowfall in the north and east.

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