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Weather worries in south and east

15.02.2021 - 09:03
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 Mynd: Bjarni Rúnarsson - RÚV
Very heavy rain has affected South and East Iceland throughout Sunday and overnight. An area of Seyðisfjörður has been evacuated and road closures were announced in three places due to an avalanche, an ice flood, and a downed power line.
  • Over 100 millimetres of rain have fallen in 24 hours in some areas of the east and south.
     
  • An avalanche hit Siglufjarðarvegur road into and out of Siglufjörður, North Iceland, Sunday morning and authorities closed the road. It has since re-opened.
     
  • A flood of ice and slush caused the closure of Route 1 to the south of Fáskrúðsfjörður, in the East Fjords, Sunday afternoon. Again, the road is now open again.
     
  • The Icelandic Met Office decided to evacuate zones 4 and 6 in Seyðisfjörður, in the East Fjords, due to the risk of wet snow avalanches. The order went into effect at 21.00 and will be re-assessed this morning.
     
  • Route 1 is also currently closed at Víðidalur, between the towns of Hvammstangi and Blönduós, due to a power line that is downed across the tarmac. It is not yet clear what caused the fault, but it is not particularly windy in the northwest this morning. It may be unrelated to weather conditions.
     
  • Keep up with road conditions on road.is and on weather conditions and
    warnings on en.vedur.is.

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