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Bad weather keeps mountain roads closed (Updated)


Authorities on Monday urged motorists to be extra careful while driving, as road conditions in some areas were dangerous due to the formation of frost.

Police said certain roads remained shut on Monday due to bad weather, which was expected to continue throughout the week.

No major incidents were reported.

Snow in higher areas forced the authorities to shut down some road completely while others were only accessible to vehicles with snow chains and four-wheel drive.

Tuesday was expected to start clear with some clouds forming in the afternoon.

Temperatures were expected to reach 14 Celsius inland, 16 on the coasts, and four in high areas.

Rain was expected later on Wednesday while temperatures will drop by some three degrees.

Plenty of rain on Thursday through to Friday will also bring a slight rise in temperatures.

Police said the following roads were closed to traffic:


Vavatsinia – Maheras

Ayioi Vavatsinias – Maheras


All roads — Troodos

All roads — Platres

All roads — Agros


Ayios Nicolaos – Arsos

Ayios Nicolaos – Mandria

Ayios Nicolaos — Omodos

Also in Limassol, the road between Pahna and Kivides was open only to vehicles with snow chains or four-wheel drive.

Police advise motorists to be especially careful and to drive at low speeds, maintain safe distances from vehicles ahead of them and to have their light on.
All changes to the road network due to weather conditions are changed in real-time in the ‘roads’ category on the Cyprus police app, as well as their website and their Facebook page.

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