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03 December, 2021
 
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Cops warn drivers of slippery road surfaces

Police snap and share photo of officers helping car get unstuck in Troodos

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Officers on duty were seen helping a car that was stuck in sleet up in Troodos mountains over the weekend, amid reports of inclement weather and warnings over slippery conditions due to ice.

Police on Monday said a number of roads leading to Troodos mountains were slippery due to frost conditions, including Agros-Kyperoundas-Karvounas and Agros-Palechori roads, as well as roads in the Papoutsa area.

Motorists who operate vehicles equipped only with front-wheel drive should avoid driving over icy roads, as the tires cannot get enough traction

Anti-skid chains or four-wheel drive are also required for a number of roads including Platres-Troodos, Karvounas-Troodos, and Prodromos-Troodos, a police report said.

During the weekend, police officers were patrolling mountain roads, diverting traffic and reminding motorists to slow down and keep safe distances.

In one photo posted on Twitter by Cyprus Police, officers were seen pushing a vehicle that got stuck in ice. It was unclear whether the motorist in question was from the area or a visitor, but reports said many people from urban areas were flocking to Troodos as a way to break their lockdown routine.

Snow  more manageable than sleet or freezing rain

Motorists who operate vehicles equipped only with front-wheel drive should avoid driving over icy roads, as the tires cannot get enough traction.

In general, snow is more manageable than sleet or freezing rain. It was not clear whether crews began salting roads in the area, but motorists were being advised to check with authorities ahead of time to get latest information on road conditions anywhere.

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