The temporary bridge over Steinavötn river will be opened for all traffic at noon today according to the Icelandic Road Administration.
Lagarfljót river, the river flowing through Egilsstaðir, the largest town in Eastern Iceland has begun to flood.
South-East and Eastern Iceland have faced torrential rain, with severe damage to the main road, as well as bridges. The country‘s main road has been severed at Hólmsá, and around forty sheep are believed to have drowned.
Well over 20 million krónur (USD 192,000, EUR 171,000) has already been raised for the victims of a natural disaster in Greenland.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson has offered assistance to neighbor Greenland after a tsunami apparently hit the west coast of Greenland on Sunday.
A tidal wave may hit Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off South Iceland, in case a volcanic eruption in Katla causes a flash flood from Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The scenario was discussed at a meeting in Vestmannaeyjar on Wednesday evening.
The sea level in Siglufjörður, North Iceland, was so high last night that docks were inundated in places.
The Icelandic Met Office expects the water level of rivers to continue to rise in South Iceland until midnight on Friday.
Bakkakotsá river is close to overflowing Ring Road one in South Iceland, between Vík í Mýrdal and Hvolsvöllur.
According to the Icelandic Met Office, there are indications that a minor glacial outburst flood in Skaftá river, South Iceland, has begun.
A small glacial outburst flood has begun in Gígjukvísl river, originating in Grímsvötn volcano in Vatnajökull glacier.
The water level of glacial river Múlakvísl has risen in line with increased seismic activity in volcano Katla, which lies under Mýrdalsjökull icecap in South Iceland. Scientists are monitoring developments in the volcano closely.
Water from the flash flood in glacial river Skaftá in South Iceland now flows on both sides of the Ring Road. However, the flood appears to be subsiding and the road remains open. The bridge across Eldvatn by Ásar, South of the Ring Road, still stands, but it may collapse as the flood has torn...
Attempts are being made by the Icelandic Road Administration to direct the flood in Skaftá river away from Ring Road 1.
The flow of Skaftá river by Eldvatn is now more than 2,000 cubic meters per second and is expected to peak early this afternoon