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Roads to Troodos reopened to all vehicles

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Troodos Square on Wednesday Photo: Cyprus Police

The roads leading to Troodos reopened for all vehicles at noon on Thursday, police said, after the snow of the previous day melted.

But police still warned drivers visiting the mountains to be careful, since some parts of the roads are still slippery.

Police had said on Wednesday that access to Troodos was only allowed to vehicles with four-wheel drive or snow chains after several people had tried and failed to reach the mountain resort due to snow and ice on the roads.

Snow started falling in Troodos early on Wednesday and continued well into the afternoon.

On Thursday, temperatures recorded a small rise reaching 18 to 21C inland and around the coasts and approximately 6C in the highest mountains, with the possibility of isolated showers, Kitasweather reported.

Similar temperatures are expected on Friday while temperatures will vary around 2-5C higher than the average for the season levels over the weekend.

More snow and heavy rain are expected to be recorded next week, Kitasweather added.

 

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