Cyprus Mail

Measures taken ahead of dams overflowing (updated)

Measures have been set in place to ensure the safety of visitors to Asprokremmos and Yermasoyia dams as they are both set to overflow.

According to the police and the Water Development Department the road above the Asprokremmos dam has been closed since Thursday and will remain so for as long as the overflow lasts.

Given the ongoing rain and inflow into the reservoir, the dam is expected to overflow by Sunday.

Access to buses and other large vehicles will only be allowed from the eastern side through Nikokleias street

According to the police, the road above the dam will remain free from vehicles to establish the safety of the pedestrians visiting the site.

The road above the dam at Yermasoyia will also remain closed for vehicles and street vendors, the latter being called on to park their vehicles to the side of the water.

Overall, dams around the island were 87.3 per cent full on Friday, compared to 16.8 per cent on the same day in 2019, KitasWeather portal reported.

According to KitasWeather, water inflow in December has been the highest recorded since 1987, while dams are set to break the record of the highest overall capacity ever recorded at 94.1 per cent in 2012.

The Germasogeia and Kalavassos reservoirs are set to overflow by Monday, while those in Xyliatos, Klirou and Argaka in Paphos have already overflown.

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