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Several mountains road closed; others dangerous because of rockslides

Several mountain roads are closed because of snow and several others are dangerous because of rock slides and police are urging all drivers to be particularly careful.

They said the old Akrountas-Dieronasroad has closed to traffic because of rock slides  while flooding has closed the Bridge of Tselefos and the Kelokadaros-Armageti-Nata road and the roads from Kouklia to the Evangelos Floraki monument and  from Ayios Nicolaos to Pera Vasas excursion site.

Because of snow, the Karvounas-Troodos, Platres -Troodos and Trooditisa-Prodromos-Troodos roads are closed to all vehicles.

The following roads are open only to vehicles with four wheel drive or equipped with snow chains:

Pedoulas -Prodromos, Pedoulas-Pinewood-Kakopetria, Prodromos-Platres and Platres -Troodirissa.

Police are cautioning drivers that the Prodromos-Lemythou road is dangerous because of  rock fall. The specific spot has been signposted and drivers are urged to be particularly careful, they added.

The following roads are dangerous because of mudslides and rockfalls:

Platres -Moniatis, Paramytha-Kalo Chorio, Agros -Ayios Ioannis,  Agros-Chandria, Kykkos-Kambos and Kambos-Orkontas.

Roads in the mountain areas are slippery while visibility is low because of fog. There have been rockfalls and mudslides  at several spots on the mountain road network, police added.

Because of the rain, roads are slippery and drivers are urged to be particularly careful, to drive slowly, keep a safe distance from other vehicles and to switch on their headlights.

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