Snowfall was heavy in the West Fjords during the weekend. The road to Árneshreppur had to be closed yesterday afternoon due to an avalanche. The postal service car had recently passed the area along with two passengers, bb.is reports. Snow shoveling between Kjörvogur and Djúpavík had to be cancelled yesterday due to impending danger of avalanches
Most of the avalanches are at a size of 2,5-3. Size 3 avalanches weigh around 3,000 tons and are capable of destroying a passenger car, burying a truck, damaging a house or destroying minor constructions, according to the Icelandic Met Office’s website. No injuries or damages due to the avalanches have been reported.