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Police issue weather warning for motorists (updated)

Police on Saturday issued a regarding the condition of the road network due to the continuing bad weather.

In the Nicosia district the road from Palehori to Agros, Palehori-Profitis Elias, and Fterikoudi-Alona were closed for all vehicles.

The following roads are open only to vehicles with snow chains or with four-wheel drive:

Palehori-Askas-Fterikoudi

Platanistassa-Kato Moni

Alona-Polystipos

Polystipos-Handria

Polystipos-Lagoudera-Sarandi

Lagoudera-Xyliatou

Gourri-Lazania-Macheras

Macheras-Kionia

Gourri-Fikardou

The roads from Ayia Koronis-Apliki-Palehori and Palehori-Farmakas are slippery due to ice

The following roads in the Morphou area are closed

Pedoulas-Pinewood-Kakopetria

Pedoulas-Prodromos

Prodromos-Troodos

Prodromos-Platres

Prodromos-Lemithou

Kambos-Kato Pyrgos

Pedoulas-Kykkos

Open to vehicles equipped with snow chains or four-wheel drive

Galata-Kakopetria-Karvounas

Kalopanayiotis-Pedoulas

Kambos-Kykkos

Kykkos-Stavros tis Psokas

Kalopanayiotis-Gerakia-Kykkou

Orkontas-Kambos

Kapara-Kannavia

Kato Pyrgos-Pahyammos

Limassol district

All roads to Troodos are open only to vehicles with snow chains or four-wheel drive

Paphos district

The road from Panayia to Kambos is open only to vehicles with snow chains or four-wheel drive

Police urged drivers to be extra careful, drive slowly, and keep a safe distance from the other vehicles. They should also have their lights on where necessary.

The weather on Saturday was expected to be partly cloudy, the Met Service said, without ruling out isolated showers and snow in the higher areas.

Temperatures will reach 9 degrees Celsius inland, 10 on the south and east coasts, and 12 in the north and west coasts.

Frost was expected on the mountains with temperatures dropping to minus 2 degrees. Snowfall on Troodos reached between 10 and 15 centimetres.

 

 

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