Two to three passengers sustained minor injuries when their bus collided with a snow plowing vehicle in Northeast Iceland yesterday afternoon.
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The Ring Road has been reopened to traffic at Holtavörðuheiði, Northwest Iceland, following a heavy snowstorm which trapped seven trucks and their drivers overnight.
A few minor accidents occurred this morning due to the first snowfall of the season in the Reykjavík capital area.
One hundred and twenty people were transported out of Southeast Iceland via helicopter yesterday by Search and Rescue teams following extensive flooding.
Yesterday, Easter Monday, one of the busiest travel days of the year, saw travel disruption due to a wintry storm.
Search & rescue teams in Northeast Iceland were busy last night due to the poor weather and treacherous road conditions.
Because of the imminent violent storm forecast for South Iceland, Ring Road 1 will be closed at 2 pm between Markarfljót river and Breiðamerkurlón glacial lagoon.
It is still snowing in Reykjavík, but residents have heeded the warnings of police and rescue squads not to leave home unnecessarily, thereby reducing the number of emergency calls.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a warning for South and Southeast Iceland until tomorrow morning.