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29 Nov 2018 | 05:23 PM UTC

Iceland: Storm cancels domestic flights, closes roads November 29

Iceland News Alert

Storm leads to road closures and cancelation of all domestic flights in Iceland until midday November 29; lingering transportation disruptions expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/29/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/29/2018, 11:59 PM (Atlantic/Reykjavik). COUNTRY/REGION Iceland

Event

A severe storm has led to significant transportation disruptions in Iceland on Thursday, November 29. All domestic flights were canceled through midday (local time) on Thursday, and all flights via Ísafjörður were canceled for the day. Several roads were also obstructed by the storm; Route 1 was closed between Gígjukvísl and Jökulsárlón. Lingering transportation disruptions - including delays and cancelations of international flights - are possible in Iceland over the coming hours as meteorological authorities have issued a storm warning through midnight, with high winds and poor traveling conditions forecast.  

Advice

Individuals in Iceland or traveling via the country's airports are advised to monitor local weather reports, prepare for transportation disruptions, and confirm flight reservations.

 

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