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Roads to Troodos closed due to snowfall (Update)

POLICE warned on Friday noon that due to continued snowfall in the Troodos area, all roads leading to Troodos will remain closed to traffic. Visibility in the region is extremely limited due to fog.

Open to all vehicles, but extremely slippery, are the following roads:

Kakopetria – Karvouna

Kakopetria – Pinewood – Pedhoulas

Prodromos – Platres

Also, several mountain roads have become dangerous due to landslides. These are:

Kalo Chorio  – Pharmaka

Paramytha – Kalo Chorio

Zoopigi – Kato Mylos

Saittas – Karvouna

Alassa – Trimiklini

Kalo Chorio – Agros

Agros – Chandria

Gouri – Lazania

Lazania – Kionia

In Paphos district, the road to Tzelefou bridge near Ayios Nicolaos is closed to all vehicles due to heavy rainfall and the road from Giolou to Polis is slippery.

Drivers are advised to be especially careful, drive at low speed, keep a safe distance from vehicles ahead and keep their car lights on.

The road situation reflects constant changes in weather conditions and the public is urged to follow the latest police announcements.

More rain, storms and snow in higher areas are expected on Friday. The temperature will rise to 12C inland, 15C in coastal areas and 2C in the mountains.

The weather will remain cold and rainy over the weekend and on Monday, with a drop in temperatures on New Year’s day.

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