Two died in road traffic accident this weekend
The accident is not believed to have been caused by speeding. The asphalt in the area was newly-laid and remained slippery at the time of the accident.
The road was closed for three or four hours into yesterday evening and long delays resulted as a temporary diversion proved unable to cope with the volume of traffic.
Sniglar, the self-proclaimed “Bikers’ Association of the Republic” has called for a silent protest outside the Borgartún headquarters of Vegagerðin (the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration) at 13.00 tomorrow.
The bikers say in a statement that they have been waiting for improvements to life-threatening sections of road around the country for too long.