Will you visit mountainous areas? Which roads are closed or dangerous?

Morning briefing on the situation on the road network - On which roads is traffic allowed with anti-skid chains

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Closed for traffic, due to work will be today part of Makarios Avenue, in Nicosia. Specifically due to asphalt paving works, the road will remain closed until 5 p.m. tomorrow Monday 31/1/2022. The section of Makarios Avenue, which is closed, extends from the photo-controlled junction of the avenue with Aglantzias Avenue, to its junction with Drama Street. Drivers heading to the center of Nicosia, are encouraged to use Armenia Avenue, while drivers heading to the exit of the capital are asked to use Agias Paraskevi Street. Drivers moving on Kennedy Avenue, to the city center, to use Karpenisiou Street, while those heading to the Nicosia - Limassol highway, to use Agias Paraskevi Street.

The situation in the mountainous areas

In the mountainous areas, due to the open weather conditions ONLY for vehicles equipped with non-slippery chains Or with all-wheel drive are the roads:

  • Prodromou - Troodos
  • Platron - Troodos
  • Karvouna - Troodos
  • Pedoula - Prodromou
  • Pedula - Pinewood - Kakopetrias
  • Prodromou - Platron
  • Kakopetrias - Karvouna

In the rest of the mountainous areas the roads are open for all vehicles, however due to frost they have become very slippery in the upcoming years, while dangerous.

Police recommend special attention to those who travel on the road network of mountainous areas, while drivers are called to move at a safe, low speed, to maintain a safe distance from oncoming vehicles, and to give priority to other passing drivers where necessary.

In general, those who will travel on the road network, are required to comply with traffic signals and comply with the traffic code to avoid road accidents.

It is pointed out that the situation on the road network is changing due to the prevailing winter conditions.