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Police in Skagafjörður Warn Drivers over Sheep

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Police in Skagafjörður Warn Drivers over Sheep

Police in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, have asked drivers to travel with care after a high number of deaths of sheep and lambs this summer, ruv.is reports.

zoe_budardalur5_zrPhoto: Zoë Robert/Iceland Review.

According to the police, officers are called out on average once per day to respond to accidents caused by drivers hitting sheep on the region’s roads, a considerable increase on last year.

Last month, police in Ísafjörður reported that 20 sheep had been killed in road accidents in the West Fjords within one week.

Sheep roam freely in Iceland in the summer and many areas are not fenced off.

Related:

23.07.2013 | Record Number of Sheep Killed in Traffic in West Fjords

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