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18 June, 2019
 
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Dangerous roads due to landslides

Officials issue warnings of rockslides and mudslides in many parts of Cyprus

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Rockslides and mudslides are threatening many parts of the road network in Cyprus, mainly in foothill and rural areas.

Police are warning drivers to be extra careful on the road and get the latest information prior to venturing out on road trips.

According to Cyprus News Agency (CNA), mudslides and rockslides have been spotted in many areas due to weather conditions, with first responders called in several incidents to help trapped vehicles.

In Limassol, the Madnres-Agios Nicolaos road remained closed due to both rock slides and mudslides.

In Paphos, several roads remain closed due to raging water and overflowing rivers, causing both rockslides and mudslides. Closed roads include Kelokedaron-Amargetis-Natas and Salamiou-Galatarias.

The Tzelefos Bridge also remains closed, from Agios Nicolaos to Pera Vrysi, where passersby had to help a Jeep that was trapped in raging water over the weekend.

In Morphou district, a number of roads were described as “dangerous due to landslides” according to CNA, including Pedoula-Kykkou-Kambou, Kakopetria-Karvouna, Moutoulla-Pedoula, Pedoula-Prodromou, Pedoula-Pinewood-Kakopetria, Prodromou-Troodos, and Prodromou-Platres.

Drivers are asked to keep low speeds and keep safe distances from other vehicles. Officials also remind drivers that road conditions keep changing and they should seek to get the latest information at all times.

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