Car roll over and broken windows in Öræfi

Map showing where the car roll over occurred this morning.

Map showing where the car roll over occurred this morning. Kort

A car roll over occurred just before 10 am this morning near Kvísker in Öræfi. The area has been subject to harsh westerly winds today, with maximum wind speeds of 29 meters per second at 10 o’clock. At that time gusts of up to 49 meters per second were recorded.

Windows shattered in stationary cars

Windows of stationary cars in the same area shattered in the wind. According to information from the Police in South Iceland, some people are injured, but it is still not known how many. Injuries are both due to the car roll over and some minor injuries due to windows shattering.

The road has been closed off from Jökulsárlón to Hnappavellir.

The road has been closed off from Jökulsárlón to Hnappavellir. Photo/Sent to mbl.is

The highway has been closed

Hrafnhildur Ævarsdóttir, chairperson of the rescue team Kári the Öræfi rescue team, says the gusts are very difficult in this area in this wind direction. She says that the crew is still in the area. “The road from Jökulsárlón to Hnappavöllur is being closed while this passes, and the rescue team is there, along with the police and ambulance crews.”

Weather

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Today

8 °C

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Later today

9 °C

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12 °C