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Roads closed in some areas due to heavy rain

Due to heavy rain during the night some roads are closed whereas others are dangerous.

In the Paphos district, the following are closed due to overflowing rivers and rock slides:

Ayios Nicolaos  – Pera Vasa

Kelokedaros – Amargetis – Natas

Salamiou – Galataria

Ayios Nicolaos – Mandria

The roads from Ayios Nicolaos to Kaminaria and from Stavrokonnou to Filousa are passable but dangerous because of mud and rock slides.

Because of snow and ice the roads to Troodos are only accessible to vehicles with snow chains or four-wheel drive.

In Nicosia, drivers are urged to be extremely careful at the Archangelos roundabout, the Alexandroupolis bridge in Strovolos and the bridge next to the Red Cross because of the accumulation of water.

Updates on road conditions are available on the police app, the website and police social media pages.

With a low pressure system affecting the area, more rain and storms are expected on Wednesday, while snow or sleet will fall around Troodos.

Temperatures are forecast to peak at 19C in most areas and 7C in the higher mountains.

In the evening it will be just below freezing in Troodos, 6C around Nicosia and 10 to 12C near the coast.

There is a possibility of more snow and rain on Thursday but it will be mostly sunny on Friday and Saturday.

In the early morning the height of snow on Troodos square was 54 centimetres.

The Asprokremmos dam is about to overflow, the water development department announced. On Tuesday the reservoir was filled 93.3 per cent of capacity. The last time it was full was in 2012.

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