A flash flood swept away the bridge
across Múlakvísl river on Mýrdalssandur in South Iceland. This affects
traffic on Highway 1 (the Ring Road) about 10 km east of the village Vík,
between Höfðabrekka from the West, and Skálm from the East.
The beautiful Route F208 - Fjallabaksleið nyrðri - is open. This is a mountain road that will take travelers north of the Mýrdalsjökull 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
Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Skaftafell and Höfn now runs through
Fjallabak nyrðra (RouteF208) until connection across Múlakvísl has