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19 Feb 2020 | 05:09 AM UTC

Iceland: Snow alerts issued for most of the country February 19-20

Meteorological authorities issue several snow alerts across the country February 19-20; anticipate transportation disruptions



Meteorological authorities issued yellow weather alerts for snow across the country with the exception of the Western Region (Vesturland). The alerts are expected to remain in effect from Wednesday, February 19, at 10:32 (local time) through Thursday, February 20, at 07:00. An orange alert for strong winds is also in effect in the southeast where wind gusts of up 126 kph (78 mph) are expected. Authorities advised to avoid any travel due to poor visibility and snow accumulation, and other weather-related hazards.

Transportation disruptions including road closures are likely in the affected regions.


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports and prepare for transportation disruptions (including road closures).