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Weather Warning and Avalanche Risk

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a warning for tomorrow. Increasing easterly winds are expected, 15-25 meters per second, with drifting snow, followed by snow accumulation in the afternoon, first in the southwest and then in most other parts of the country, making travel hazardous. Winds are not expected to die down until tomorrow night, first in the southwest.

The residents of Akureyri saw a substantial accumulation of snow yesterday, making travel difficult this morning. Bus services were behind schedule this morning, but all main roads have been cleared. Residential areas will be cleared later.

The road between Siglufjörður and Ólafsfjörður remains closed since yesterday due to risk of avalanche. Three avalanches fell on the road in that area yesterday. Residential areas are not believed to be at risk.

There is considerable risk of avalanche in the northern part of the West Fjords.

For weather updates, visit vedur.is. Check road conditions at vegagerdin.is.

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