Severe flooding expected in South Iceland

iceland-sattelite21A new eruption is taking place under Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull glacier and flooding is expected. Journalists to the south of the glacier say they can already see the flood waters approaching.

Flights below 30,000 feet have been banned from the zones to the north and the east of the new eruption and residents south of the glacier have been evacuated.

Scientists are also monitoring the condition of drinking water in the Westman Islands, which comes from the glacier. No changes in quality have yet been recorded.

Route one – Iceland’s ring road and a vital traffic artery – is closed between Hvolsvollur and Vik.

Information is available in Polish here.

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