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Pictures+videos from last night’s storms – roads reopened

December 4, 2018 at 10:20am

Severe storms early on Tuesday morning affected Nicosia and Limassol.

The fire service said it had responded to more than 200 calls for flooded streets and basements and to help people trapped in their cars.

Police are urging drivers to be particularly careful.

Nicosia

Severe storms battered Nicosia overnight with heavy rain and hail which flooded streets and basements and trapped people in their cars.

The following roads which had closed because of flooding have now reopened: Spyrou Kyprianou road in Strovolos, Larnaca Avenue, Ammochostos road (near Sopaz)  and Alexandropouleos road in Strovolos.

Limassol Avenue

28 October Avenue

Cyprus Parliament

The Parliament building was also affected by flooding.

Limassol

In Limassol, the areas of Parekklissia, Pentakomo, Trachoni, Pissouri, Pachna and Lania were most affected by the storm.

In Parekklissia a waterspout caused damages to houses.

Many Limassol communities are still dealing with power cuts.

According to police, the roads Palodeia-Agros, Agia Paraskevi-Agros and Laneia-Trimiklini are dangerous due to landslides.

Zakaki

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