Reykjavik prepares for blackout

The power is off at Úlfarsfellsland, Reykjavik.

The power is off at Úlfarsfellsland, Reykjavik. Photo/mbl.is

The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police are now making preparations to tackle power cuts in the capital.

Nearby Úlfarsfellsdalur is already without power and a spare electric supply station is being prepped to run instead. 

There have been power cuts to many areas of Iceland already, especially in the south. 

In the Westman Islands, roofs and balconies have blown off houses and roofs have come off building in Hvolsvöllur. Police stress that being outside is extremely dangerous. 

Almost all roads in Iceland are now closed. 

Weather

Partly cloudy

Today

-2 °C

Cloudy

Later today

-4 °C

Cloudy

Tomorrow

-3 °C

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