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Early Snow in North Iceland, Storm Warnings Issued

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Early Snow in North Iceland, Storm Warnings Issued

Between 15 and 20 centimeters of snow fell in North and Northeast Iceland overnight leaving roads impassable. It is believed to be a new record for snowfall at this time of the year.

myvatn-winter_psMývatn, North Iceland, during winter. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to manager of the Icelandic Road Administration in Húsavík Gunnar Bóasson, strong winds are hampering efforts to clear the snow, ruv.is reports.

Search and rescue teams have been called out to assist foreign and Icelandic travelers.

Winds of more than 20 m/s have been recorded across the country and severe weather warnings have been issued.

People are advised against traveling today.

Click here for the latest weather forecast and here for information on road conditions.

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