MEAN GREEN

The Star Late Edition - - WORLD - RENE ROSSIGNAUD

A record amount of snow fell on Ice­land last week. After the snow fol­lowed six days of clear skies with a high KP in­dex which gave us this amaz­ing light show. Po­lice in Ice­land had a warn­ing for vis­i­tors: ‘be­ware our roads in the win­ter’. Spend­ing a clear win­ter night un­der an Arc­tic sky lit up by spec­tac­u­lar streaks of colour from the North­ern Lights is an of­ten-cited ‘bucket-list’ ex­pe­ri­ence that’s among the rea­sons more peo­ple are vis­it­ing Ice­land. But po­lice say many for­eign vis­i­tors lack the ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­per­tise to han­dle Ice­land’s win­try road con­di­tions. They are in­creas­ingly wor­ried about vis­i­tors scan­ning the sky for the North­ern Lights and not look­ing at the road, which may be icy, twisty, nar­row – or all three at once. | STR African News Agency (ANA)

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