A flash flood swept away the bridge
across M˙lakvÝsl river on Mřrdalssandur in South Iceland. This affects
traffic on Highway 1 (the Ring Road) about 10 km east of the village VÝk,
between H÷fabrekka from the West, and Skßlm from the East.
The beautiful Route F208 - Fjallabakslei nyrri - is open. This is a mountain road that will take travelers north of the Mřrdalsj÷kull glacier, but travelers should be aware that the road is only passable for 4x4 vehicles.
A specially equipped bus and trucks have
started a free service ferrying smaller two-wheel-drive cars and their
passengers over the affected river crossing.
The daily bus service to
KirkjubŠjarklaustur, Skaftafell and H÷fn now runs through
Fjallabak nyrra (RouteF208) until connection across M˙lakvÝsl has