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Torrential rain in Kokkinotrimithia area, snow on Troodos (Update)

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Police urge motorists to be alert as torrential rain in various areas limits visibility while some roads leading to Troodos are open only to vehicles with four-wheel drive or with snow chains.

Due to torrential rain in the area of Kokkinotrimithia in the Nicosia district, visibility in the Nicosia-Kokkinotrimithia-Akaki motorway is restricted, police said. Visibility is also “dangerously restricted” in the road network of the area in question, police said.

In the mountainous areas, the roads from Platres to Troodos, Karvounas to Troodos and Prodromos to Troodos are open only to vehicles with four-wheel drive or with snow chains, due to  snowfall. Snow reached 70 centimetres in Troodos’ Olympus area, and 45 cm in the Troodos square.

The following roads are open to all vehicles but are slippery:


Pedoulas – Pinewood – Kakopetria

Prodromos – Lemithou

Prodromos – Trooditissa – Platres

Police urged drivers to be particularly careful when in areas where water has accumulated on the tarmac as there is a risk of vehicles slipping.

Earlier on Saturday police had urged motorists in the Paphos and Limassol areas to be alert as there were very strong winds and torrential rain in the motorway area between the two towns.

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.

The public is urged to check the police phone app, social media and for any updates concerning the road network before any road trip.

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