Numerous roads have been closed in Iceland due to the severe weather affecting the country.
The Icelandic Road Administration cautions drivers of the hazard created by swelling rivers in East Iceland, following a period of heavy rain.
The number of foreign tourists injured in traffic in Iceland last year was 223, according to new figures from the Icelandic Transport Authority.
Representatives of the majority and the Progressive Party in the environment and planning board of the City of Reykjavík would like to look into the possibility of assessing a fee for the use of studded car tires.
One bus rolled over on Ring Road one, by Pétursey (west of Vík í Mýrdal) in South Iceland just before noon, and three other buses skidded off the road in that area.
The Icelandic Road Administration has closed the Ring Road between Lómagnúpur, south of Vatnajökull glacier, in the west to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in the east.
ICE-SAR has issued a travel warning for today, due to the weather forecast, which calls for heavy snow and blizzard conditions on mountain roads in East Iceland shortly after noon and later during the day in Northeast Iceland.
Holtavörðuheiði mountain pass has been closed, due to a collision which occurred before 3 pm near Fornihvammur.
Eighteen tourists and their driver escaped with minor injuries when the bus they were in rolled over on Mosfellsheiði mountain pass, east of Reykjavík, late yesterday afternoon.
Windy conditions and snowfall continue in North and East Iceland today, with the wind speed in Southeast Iceland in excess of 20 m/sec.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speed in excess of 20 m/sec) in most parts of Iceland today and in the southeast tomorrow.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a severe gale warning (winds in excess of 20 m/sec) for today in many parts of the country, and heavy rain in the south.
The Icelandic Road Administration warns commuters of black ice, that is, a transparent coating of ice, which could form on roads after dark.
The South Iceland Police and the Icelandic Road Administration have decided to close the road to Þórsmörk, the south central highlands, today, due to heavy rainfall.
Based on projected funding for coming years, it would take almost half a century to replace all single-lane bridges on Iceland’s Ring Road with double-lane ones.
The speed limit going over Skeiðarárbrú bridge in South Iceland will be reduced from 90 to 50 km/hr (56 to 31 mi/hr) in coming days.
As recently as last weekend, drilling for cold water on the farm Ríp in Hegranes, Skagafjörður, had not gone well for contractors.
In an effort to save the lives of Arctic tern chicks, a road on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland, has been painted in bright colors.