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Severe weather causes problems in Paphos (updated 2)

Slippery roads and ice on the surface could be a hazard

ACCORDING TO THE LATEST POLICE WEATHER BULLETIN THE ROADS LEADING TO TROODOS FROM KARVOUNAS, PLATRES AND PRODROMOS ARE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES

By Evie Andreou

Severe weather conditions caused problems in Paphos on Tuesday as two roads were closed to traffic after being flooded by engorged rivers and an electricity poll fell in Yiolou due to strong winds.

Meanwhile, waves at Paphos harbour reached two to two and half metres, the Cyprus News Agency reported.
Heavy rains also fell throughout much of the day in the district’s mountainous areas.

Between Tuesday 5pm and 4am on Wednesday, gale force winds with mean speed of 8bf and gusts up to storm 10bf are expected to affect mainly the southern and locally the western coasts, the met service’s yellow wind warning said.
Due to river overflows, the Nata-Choletria and Kelokedara-Nata roads are closed to traffic, police said.

Due to heavy rains and strong winds, the Limassol-Paphos road is dangerous, police announced, and urged drivers to drive at low speed.

Police also announced that due to snowfall, all roads leading to Troodos are open only to vehicles with snow chains or four-wheel drive, as well as the Pedoulas-Prodromos, Kakopetria-Pinewood-Pedoulas and Prodromos-Lemythou roads.

The Kakopetria-Karvounas and Moutoullas-Pedoulas roads are open to traffic but are slippery. The Troodos-Karvounas-Agros route is dangerous as in some parts rock slides have fallen into the road.

From Wednesday until Friday more rain and storms are expected, and snow is forecast in mountainous areas.
Temperatures are expected to fall by two to three degrees on Wednesday, rise by two to three degrees on Thursday and take another dive of two to three degrees on Friday, the met office said.

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