Black ice hits roads across the Faroe Islands

It appears winter has well and truly arrived in the Faroe Islands.

On Friday night, the North Atlantic archipelago was hit by the first snow of the winter, and this morning Landsverk (The Faroese Road Authority) warned the public of slippery road conditions across the country after temperatures fell close to zero last night.

Faroese news website In.fo reports that several people have called The Faroe Islands Police to inform that certain roads are heavily plagued by black ice (svartakálk).

Luckily, no slippery-conditions related accidents have been reported.

Icy conditions have been reported at the following locations:

Gerðabøur (Klaksvík), Gjáarskarði, Heltnini, Kambsdalur, Velbastaðhálsur, Gøtueiði, Runavík, Norðskálatunnilin (east), Tjørnuvíkarvegurin, Høgareyni, Sandavágshálsur, Vatnsoyrar, Oyggjarvegurin  (by Norðadalsskarð), Kaldbaksbotnur and Sund (Streymoy).

Image credits: Høgni Heinesen/Portal.fo

Author: Jens Hákun Leo