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Cold snap to persist at least until Wednesday (updated)

Kakopetria village Photo: Christos Theodorides

For the second day, temperatures are set to remain low with snow on the mountains and hilly areas, the met office said on Tuesday.

Temperatures will be -3C in the mountains, 8C inland and 11C in coastal areas.

Overnight on Tuesday temperatures are expected to drop to -6C in the higher mountains, 2C inland and around 4C on the coast.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the weather will be mostly sunny but cloudy. The cold air mass affecting the region will gradually subside and a substantial rise in temperatures is forecast towards the end of the week.

The primary school and kindergarten in Kambos, the kindergarten, elementary and high school in Agros, the kindergarten and elementary school in Kyperounta, the elementary school in Kato Platres and the high school in Lemithou remained closed on Tuesday.

Due to weather conditions, some roads are still closed and others open only to four wheel drives and vehicles with snow chains.

Closed roads:
Prodromos – Troodos
Platres – Troodos
Karvounas – Troodos

Open to 4×4 and vehicles with snow chains:
Agros – Alonas
Palaichori – Aska – Fterikoudi
Polystypos – Chandria
Polystypos – Lagoudera
Lagoudera – Xyliatos
Palaichori – Agros

Kalo Chorio – Zoopigi
Arakapas – Sykopetra
Agros – Kyperounta
Zoopigi – Agios Theodoros – Papoutsa
Moniatis – Platres

Kakopetria – Karvounas
Kakopetria – Pinewood
Kakopetria – Spilia – Agia Irini – Kannavia – Kapouras
Pedoulas – Kykkos
Pedoulas – Prodromos
Pedoulas – Pinewood – Kakopetria
Prodromos – Platres
Kambos – Kykkos – Pedoulas
Kykkos – Stavros tis Psokas
Prodromos – Lemythou

Open to all vehicles, but very slippery, are the following roads:
Gouri – Lazanias
Lazanias – Machairas
Machairas – Kionia
Moutoula – Pedoulas
Kalopanagiotis – Gerakion

Drivers are advised to be especially careful, drive at low speeds and keep a safe distance from vehicles ahead. They can contact the police website for an update on the situation at www.police.gov.cy.

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