Extreme weather will likely close all roads in and out of Reykjavík tomorrow starting at noon, RÚV reports. Most of the proposed closures in the capital area are expected to last until Wednesday afternoon. Road closures due to violent winds and heavy snowfall are expected throughout the country on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Road and Coastal Administration has published a list of roads that may be closed tomorrow due to weather. The road closures include Route 1 (the Ring Road), both toward South Iceland and West Iceland. Route 41, which connects the capital region to Keflavík Airport, is also expected to be closed from noon tomorrow until 1.00pm on Wednesday.
Airport staff and rescue teams on standby
Ásdís Ýr Pétursdóttir, Icelandair’s PRO, stated that the airline was considering what effect the road closure and weather will have on flights at Keflavík Airport, but that it was too early to say. Search and rescue representatives have met with authorities to prepare for the coming weather.
Residents and tourists alike are advised against travelling in Iceland tomorrow. Weather and travel conditions are updated regularly on Safetravel’s website.