Cyprus Mail

Roads improve but problems remain in some areas (updated)

Photo: Christos Theodorides

THE postal services on Friday announced there will be delays in the delivery of mail in mountainous areas due to the weather conditions that made a large number of roads in those areas inaccessible.

Although the situation on the roads has improved following days where more than 40 roads were closed to vehicles without four-wheel drive or snow chains due to snow, rain and ice, some problems remain.

Due to the closing of roads in mountainous areas due to snow and frost, the postal services said on Friday that there would be delays in the delivery of mail to and from those areas.

In the Paphos district, the Kelokedaros – Amargetis – Natas and Galataria – Salamiou roads remain closed, as well as the Tselefos bridge on the road from Ayios Nicolaos to Pera Vassa.

The following roads are open only to vehicles with snow chains and four-wheel drives:
Limassol district:
Prodromos – Troodos
Platres – Troodos
Karvounas – Troodos
Morphou area:
Pedhoulas – Prodromos
Pedhoulas – Pinewood – Kakopetria
Prodromos – Lemithou
Prodromos – Trooditissa – Platres
Pedhoulas – Moutoulas
Pedhoulas – Kykkos
Nicosia district:
Apliki – Palaichori
Palaichori – Agros

The roads from Kalopanayiotis to Moutoulas, Ayios Dimitriou – Paliomylou – Lemythou – Kaminaria – Tris Elies and Kalopanayiotis – Geraki – Kykkos are open to all traffic but slippery.

Landslides were reported on the Gourio to Lazania and Lazania to Macheras roads.

Temperatures will reach 17C inland and in coastal areas and 7C in the higher mountains on Friday.

In the evening, they are expected to drop to 5C around Nicosia, 8C near the coast and close to zero in Troodos.

The met office predicts mainly clear weather with some snow falling on Sunday and Monday in the higher mountains. On Friday morning, the height of snow was 52 centimetres on Troodos square.

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