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Ambulance Blown off the Road

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Bláfjöll ski area on a good day. Photo: skidasvaedi.is

Severe weather affected the southern and western parts of the country overnight and this morning. In the Bláfjöll ski area, east of Reykjavík, an ambulance was blown off the road around 11 pm, Vísir reports. It was transporting a teenager from the ski area, who had suddenly fallen ill. Two ambulances, a rescue vehicle and a police car went to the scene.

Picking the teenager up went well, but on the way back, the weather had turned severe with strong winds and no visibility. Wind gusts blew the ambulance off the road, and it took a long time to get it back on track. The rescue vehicle was finally able to pull it up. The teenager was transported to emergency care at Landspítali National University Hospital.

The severe weather caused road damage on Snæfellsnes peninsula, RÚV reports. Two sections of the paved road were blown off in strong winds, one west of Búlandshöfði, the other one closer to Grundarfjörður. The road has been cleared and is passable again. School busses were canceled on Snæfellsness peninsula this morning.

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