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Relentless rain takes toll on roads

Police warn drivers of driving conditions, some closed roads, power failures reported


Police are warning motorists to be extra cautious due to snow accumulation and sleet on mountain roads around Troodos, while rockslides and rain water accumulation have been reported elsewhere.

According to police, there were reports of snow and hail on main roads around Troodos Mountains , including Kakopetria-Pinewood, Platres-Prodromos, Pedoulas-Prodromos, and Prodromos-Troodos.

A yellow warning issued Sunday night due to increased and intensified rain overnight was expected to expire Monday afternoon at 4pm

Those mountain roads are closed to vehicles without anti-skid chains or a four-wheel drive system, due to snow accumulation and sleet, while drivers were being urged to be extra cautious in order to avoid traffic accidents.

Police also said rain storm water flow and mudslides were reported in Paphos district.

The Agios Nikolaos-Mandria road has been closed due to mudslides and rockfall, while the Agios Georgios Peyia-Lara road was also closed due to overflow of Aspro River following accumulation of rain storm water.

Local media also reported that areas in Limassol and Larnaca were left without electricity, with the biggest problem in Limassol due to a huge power line failure.

A yellow warning issued Sunday night due to severe weather, increased and intensified rain overnight, was expected to expire Monday afternoon at 4pm.

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