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Storm Still Raging, Blackout and Lost Tourist

By Iceland Review

Conditions have remained stormy in the capital region. At Kjalarnes just north of Reykjavík the wind speed was 25 meters per second at noon with squalls reaching 40 meters per second. The weather won’t calm until after a number of hours.

storm04_kjolur_160913_icesarThe photos were taken by member of ICE-SAR search and rescue squad Björgunarsveitin Strönd Bessi Gunnarsson on the highland route Kjölur on Monday night. Courtesy of ICE-SAR.

Conditions are also very windy in Hamarsfjörður, East Iceland, ruv.is reports.

The weather that passed through the country on Sunday and Monday left commuters stranded in South Iceland due to a sandstorm, while a snowstorm grounded those trying to drive through the highland and across mountain passes.

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Electricity poles collapsed due to ice that accumulated on electricity lines, causing blackout in North Iceland for several hours yesterday.

A foreign tourist was reported missing on Akureyri landmark mountain Súlur yesterday. She was found in the eastern part of the mountain, off the path she had planned to follow, as stated in a press release from ICE-SAR.

It is believed that she went off course due to the weather. The woman was cold and exhausted and could hardly walk. She had to be carried for three km (1.9 miles) until she could be driven by an ATV (all-terrain vehicle).

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16.09.2013 | Storm Wreaks Havoc across Iceland

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