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Increased traffic to Troodos as snow deepens (Update)

Police on Saturday said that there was increased traffic in Troodos’ Olympus area as visitors rushed to enjoy the snow, which reached 65 centimetres following the snowfall over the last few days.

Snow in the Troodos square is currently at 45cm.

The roads between Prodromos and Troodos, Karvounas to Troodos and Platres to Troodos  are open to all vehicles, but are slippery, police said in the afternoon.

Police urged drivers visiting the Olympus area to follow the instructions of officers on duty as there is increased traffic.

No problems have been reported in other mountainous areas, police said, urging however those wishing to drive to those areas to be careful as the roads are wet and possibly slippery.

In the Paphos district, the road between Galataria and Salamiou remains closed due to the overflow of Xeros river, as well as the road to the bridge of Tzielefos, from Ayios Nicolaos to Pera Vasa.

No problems were reported in urban areas.

A vehicle that was parked in a road in Ayia Fyla in Limassol was hit by rocks that slid off the side of a hill on Friday night causing hundreds of euros in damage.

No one was in the car at the time.

The incident occurred at around midnight when large rocks slid off the side of a hill crashing down on the vehicle.

Residents complained to the media that there was another rock slide around a month ago, but that authorities, despite reassurances, have yet to seal the surface of the hill with steel wire to prevent similar incidences.

The public is urged to check the police phone app, social media and http://www.cypruspolicenews.com/ for any updates concerning the road network before any road trip.