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Roads to Troodos open only to 4×4 vehicles

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File photo: Forestry Department

Amid light snowfall at intervals in Troodos, police said on Monday that the Troodos-Prodromos, Platres-Troodos and Karvounas-Troodos roads are open only to four-wheel drive vehicles and cars equipped with snow chains.

They added that the Paramali-Episkopi road is dangerous because of rockfalls.

No problems have been reported elsewhere, police said in its daily update on road conditions but urged caution.

“Because of prevailing weather conditions, drivers are urged to be particularly careful,” police added.

Drivers should drive slowly when the road surface is wet and keep a safe distance from vehicles ahead. They should also switch on their headlights so as to be more easily visible by other drivers.

Light snow is falling at intervals in the Troodos mountains and there is thick fog, the Cyprus News Agency reported. It said heavy rain was falling in Limassol, but no problems have been reported so far.

The depth of snow at Mount Olympus is 5 cm.

An orange alert remains in force until 1.00 pm since 9.00 pm on Saturday. The met office has warned that a combination of at times prolonged rain and local heavy thunderstorms. The local precipitation is likely to range between 85 and 110 mm per 24 hours.



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